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    Australia begins whaling legal action

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    Australia has launched legal action at the International Court of Justice to stop Japan's hunting of whales, Japanese officials say, calling the move "extremely regrettable".
    Hopefully this will help to curb Japanese whaling, and possibly eradicate it all together, the loophole in the law about whaling for scientific research needs to be closed.
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    Re: Australia begins whaling legal action

    Whaling is such a huge industry in Japan, the Japanese government and whalers are just protecting their industries as much as the some Americans defend wanting to drill for oil in Environmentaly sensitive areas.

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    Re: Australia begins whaling legal action

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Whaling is such a huge industry in Japan, the Japanese government and whalers are just protecting their industries as much as the some Americans defend wanting to drill for oil in Environmentaly sensitive areas.
    i suppose, but the biggest difference being that japan ain't running their cars on whale blubber, and oil isn't an endangered species.
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    Re: Australia begins whaling legal action

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i suppose, but the biggest difference being that japan ain't running their cars on whale blubber, and oil isn't an endangered species.
    I might be wrong about this, but I don't think most of the kinds of whales they hunt are endangered species either...
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    Re: Australia begins whaling legal action

    Good, I hope Australia is successful.

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    Re: Australia begins whaling legal action

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I might be wrong about this, but I don't think most of the kinds of whales they hunt are endangered species either...
    oops, you're right, they were endangered, but aren't any more
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    Re: Australia begins whaling legal action

    Go us!

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    Re: Australia begins whaling legal action

    If they are not endangered, they should be free to whale away.

    If we are going to stop the Japanese, then how about the Greenlanders too, and any other folk that have whale meat as a traditional part of their diet.

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    Re: Australia begins whaling legal action

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    If they are not endangered, they should be free to whale away.

    If we are going to stop the Japanese, then how about the Greenlanders too, and any other folk that have whale meat as a traditional part of their diet.

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    I agree it is hypocritical to have a ban that does not apply to everybody.
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    Re: Australia begins whaling legal action

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I agree it is hypocritical to have a ban that does not apply to everybody.
    Which is why it should be applied to everyone.


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