Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
As for what they put in the lunches, it is completely relevant to the political questions. If Japan doesn't care and will just do what it wants, then it should just say so to the international community. All of the excuse making and the lies are just annoying.
Billions of people living on coastal areas around the world rely on fish for primary survival, and one country is draining the seas at an exponentially higher rate than all the others. When fish stocks collapse in less than 40 years a lot of people will be left starving. Japan's industry should not take precedence over the rest of the world.
International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The purpose:Since they signed, they agreed to abide by the terms of the agreement. There is the legality. Under the guise of the "research" loophole, they are whaling.The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling is an international environmental agreement signed in 1946 in order to "provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry".
Again, look at their justification, heritage. Heritage/culture has nothing to do with killing whales for research. Either they are legitimately engaged in research or they are killing for the sake of putting whale meat on the table. I have also explained there are bureaucrats interested in protecting their pensions.
Their whole position is bogus.
Humans are greedy where a buck is concerned. If unrestricted whaling is again permitted, it won't take much time for whales to end up back in trouble.
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