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The End to Whaling ?
04-01-2014, 12:14 AM #1
ocker1 Member
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the latest from the UN on whaling......


Quote:The UN’s top court has ruled that Japan’s whaling hunt in the Southern Ocean is not a scientific programme as Tokyo has always claimed.

‘‘The court concludes that the special permits granted by Japan for the killing, taking and treating of whales in connection with JARPA II are not for purposes of scientific research,’’ President Peter Tomka told the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Monday. The court ruled Tokyo should cease its whaling programme ‘‘with immediate effect’’.

The ICJ, by 12 votes to four, said Japan hadn’t acted in compliance with its obligations under the international whaling convention.

Australia had asked the 16-judge panel to ban Japan’s annual hunt on the basis it was not ‘‘for purposes of scientific research’’ as allowed under Article 8 of the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling.

Canberra argued Tokyo was cloaking a commercial whaling operation ‘‘in the lab coat of science’’ despite agreeing to a 1980s ban on harpooning.

Japan, however, countered during a three-week hearing in mid-2013 that the ICJ didn’t have the authority to decide what was, or wasn’t, science.

It insisted lethal research was both lawful and necessary.

But the court on Monday dismissed Tokyo’s argument.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/98881...op-whaling
- AAP, Fairfax NZ

Edited to use the 50% rule and include working link. - staff
04-01-2014, 12:39 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I hope it is. We have no business hunting mammals that possess tremendous intellect.

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04-01-2014, 02:03 AM #3
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04-01-2014, 02:36 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif That's pretty dramatic stuff.

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04-01-2014, 02:40 AM #5
Ruby Wolf Member
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(04-01-2014, 02:36 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif That's pretty dramatic stuff.
Yeah like Gregory Pecks (not even nominated) acting is quite intense especially for the time and his Ahab portrayal was one of the few movie characters that use to frighten me along with Margaret Hamiltons wicked witch and the giant green and brown monsters from the Japanese War Of The Gargantuas and the demon possessed girl in the Exorcist and even now all these years later i still find them to be ominous and foreboding and disturbingly enjoyable...
04-01-2014, 02:58 AM #6
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Posts:9,206 Threads:212 Joined:Feb 2011
you can thank japan for the following

1. whale death

2. porpoise death

3. the slaughter of Gorillas for the hands

4. the death of Rhinos for their horns


The list is long

perhaps another sue-nami is in order



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