Banzai...This time the whales

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  1. Bergalia
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    Hope it's not a lost call - but the Japanese are preparing to slaughter 1,000 Minkie whales and up to 50 Hump-Back whales this season in the name of sushi (sorry - I meant science).
    In my youth I experienced a year aboard a whaling ship. Trust me - it's obscene. Even by today's standards the whale takes on average six hours to die (and then of suffocation as its lungs collapse whilst being dragged aboard the factory ship. If not dead on arrival - it is flenzed whilst still breathing ie - living flesh ripped from its frame).
    Can I urge all moral thinking members to boycott Japanese products until they give up this grossly unscientific venture, performed simply for the sake of profit.
    Diplomacy has failed. So I am lobbying my own Government (Australia) to forget their cozy 'trade relationship' with this pariah nation - and send the Navy to sink the little yellow ********.
    Go Green peace......
     
  2. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    I agree, but not me to fire the first physical salvo. Which I fear is the only message that will be understood by those profiteers of murder.
     
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    I was a commercial fisherman ,,(displaced),,,,no animal should suffer a slow and painfull death,,,,I wasted no by catch,it was used for bait,,,all fish were imediatly gutted and packed on ice,,,,with bush in office the enviornment is on the back burner and the japanese are taking full advantage of this with this act,,while we are focusing on a war( right or wrong),,but in all fairness ,,you must read the (dolphin slaughter) thread again,,,I will state that I am against it,,,longliner
     
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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/19/2122840.htm?section=justin

    Customs ship to shadow Japanese whalers
    The Federal Government has announced it will send ships and aircraft to monitor the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, a decision which could lead to an international court challenge.
    Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith says Australia is formally protesting to Japan about its whaling, which he says is whale slaughter, not scientific activity.
    He says he has already made representations to the Japanese Government.
    "The Australian Government will take all diplomatic measures to seek to persuade the Japanese Government to stop the whale slaughter," he said. Mr Smith says the customs ship Ocean Viking, an icebreaker, will shadow the fleet.
    However Mr Smith says the vessel will not use force. "It'll be surveillance, not enforcement or interdiction or intervention," he said. "For the purposes of that surveillance, the customs boarding party will not be armed, and the Ocean Viking will not be armed.

    "This is a surveillance activity ... for the purpose of assessing the merits of taking an international legal case against the whaling." Mr Smith said instead of force, the Government would try to use diplomacy. "We've also commenced ... a formal diplomatic protest, which is Australia leading a formal diplomatic protest with other nations, to the Japanese Government in Tokyo, and that will be effected over the next few days," he said.

    "We will appoint a diplomatic envoy to seek to persuade the Japanese Government of the correctness and the rightness of our cause. We will up our activity in the International Whaling Commission, to seek to use our voice in the International Whaling Commission to bring an end to the so-called scientific whaling."

    He said the Government is also considering pursuing international legal action. Mr Smith said the Attorney-General has commissioned Commonwealth Government and independent legal advice to see what options Australia can take against the whaling. He said the Government may take action before the International Court of Justice and the Tribunal for Law of the Sea, using the Whaling Convention and the Endangered Species Convention.

    He said the Government expects to receive its legal advice early next year.
    The Opposition had previously warned the Government not to send the Navy.

    This year Japan plans to kill 935 minke whales, 50 fin whales and 50 humpback whales.
     
  5. longliner45
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    whats to study something dead?
     
  6. safewalrus
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    Lots of talk but no action - how unusual! (my backside, polite see!)

    Hows about the simple message "see this frigate, the guns are loaded, you shoot at whales, we shoot at you!" Simple really!
     
  7. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    I suppose that is the difference between Frogs & Aussies, Often I yearn for the decisive bang first seen in the OCCASIONAL french action?? AT SEA? or should that read American? After all it is oil the Japs are stealing
     
  8. lazeyjack

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    Although I hate whaling, sealing, and other sensless killing , Iwill say right now that the Aussie Government should keep it's sticky beak away the HIGH SEAS , which are exactly that
    yep do it by trade, stop the ******** coming here as tourists, buying land anything
    And here is to those brave men woman on the Greenpeace ships
    i had my yacht tied up 50m metres from Rainbow Warrior when she was sunk in Auckland Wont forget And while we are at it why allow them frogs to cut off frogs legs:))
     
  9. Bergalia
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    Hi Jack - long time no hear...Pity I've got to correct you - but I'm sure it's the legs of snails which the French remove....:(
     
  10. StrandedMariner
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    Hmmm, legless snails. An interesting thought...
     
  11. Frosty

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    As a man well know for sweeping statements even you Walrus have surpassed yourself.

    Mind boggling,---you keep me awake at nights.

    Not enough smileys. I need a monkey with a banana or a baby with a lolly in its mouth.
     
  12. Bergalia
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    Well I've checked with mine - not a leg in sight....And there's a French couple live only fifty miles away...what further proof is needed ?
     
  13. Frosty

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    I think they tuck them up tight underneath them selves, especially if they can smell garlic.
     
  14. Bergalia
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    Surely that's only when they are in flight...:(
     

  15. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    But isn't that why women have legs?

    and Snowball I'm so glad I keep you up at night. Means that your awake when you need a piss after drinking all that awful beer!

    I thought sinking Japanese ships was acceptable or am I fifty years too late? NO bloody fun in the world anymore is there! And as for sinking Greenpease Ships, why not have you seen their soup these days? once all it had in it was peas and bits of ham! Now it ain't proper unless there's bits of shark and whales in it - unless they sort out the breeding cycle there won't be may whales left for the Japanese to hunt soon anyway!
     
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