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Australia takes Japan to world court over whaling
busrep ^ | June 1, 2010

Posted on 06/01/2010 2:51:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Australia has filed a complaint against Japan at the world court in The Hague to stop Southern Ocean scientific whaling, the International Court of Justice said on Tuesday.

In the filing, Australia said Japan was violating the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) by killing whales for research purposes.

Commercial whaling was banned under a 1986 moratorium, but Japan still culls whales for what it says is research.Whaling has been a thorny issue between the two trading partners, though both in the past have vowed not to let it affect their relations, which include growing military and security cooperation.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, whose popularity is slipping ahead of elections later this year, in February set Japan a November deadline to halt whaling, which his Labour government has now pre-empted


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: australia; icrw; japan; whaling; worldcourt


1 posted on 06/01/2010 2:51:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Must be culinary research, because the Japanese still eat the things.


2 posted on 06/01/2010 2:53:07 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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3 posted on 06/01/2010 2:58:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Australia said Japan was violating the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) by killing whales for research purposes

Did they agree to it?

If they did, they should either honor it or formally withdraw from it.

Their legal pretext doesn't impress anyone. They should just drop it.

4 posted on 06/01/2010 2:59:35 PM PDT by marron
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To: JoeProBono

I wonder if the Aussies would feel better if the whales were called “aquatic kangaroos”?


5 posted on 06/01/2010 3:01:56 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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6 posted on 06/01/2010 3:03:01 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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7 posted on 06/01/2010 3:05:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I can remember photos from years past of eskimos going out and spearing whales from an open boat.

I’m sorry, that would just scare the living snot out of me.


8 posted on 06/01/2010 3:07:04 PM PDT by marron
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9 posted on 06/01/2010 3:14:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: count-your-change

Exactly, I loved the South Park spoof of the Whale Wars propaganda show on Animal Planet, ha ha ha. (Japanese: “We no longer hate dolphin and whale, now we hate cow and chicken”).

I’m very glad Animal Planet is airing the 3rd season of the Whale Wars program starting this Friday night I think. One of the most unintentionally funniest shows ever, ha ha ha.

For those who don’t watch, the enviros have this whole propaganda show set up to show how noble they are, but despite vociferous boasting about how awesome they are, the enviros constantly fail in ever achieving anything beyond just cruising around, bitching at each other, and ultimately failing in their mission.

I would presume that the Australian government’s response above is because of public pressure that Whale Wars placed on lib/com/symp bureaucrats, but really, when you watch the incompetent enviros the whole movement is shown to be a farce, ha ha ha.


10 posted on 06/01/2010 3:14:48 PM PDT by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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Whale Wars is great at showing the incompetence of the left. After watching an episode of Whale Wars tune over to Discovery and watch real men make a living in real seas without some dumba$$ apparently drunk captain who that is an attention whore.
11 posted on 06/01/2010 3:18:16 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Don't go chasing waterfalls.....)
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12 posted on 06/01/2010 3:29:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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This looks like a good link to the full South Park show on Whale Whores if you put up with a commercial or two. I will be re-watching soon, ha ha ha:

http://www.videosurf.com/video/south-park-whale-whores-111329443


13 posted on 06/01/2010 3:39:07 PM PDT by Gothmog (I fight for Xev)
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To: JoeProBono

Why is it “racist” to bring up Japanese war crimes during World War II (”You can’t criticize another culture!”) but it’s okay to sit in judgment on their whaling???


14 posted on 06/01/2010 3:40:56 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator ("Ha'aretz 'asher `avarnu vah latur 'otah, tovah ha'aretz me`od me`od!")
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To: JoeProBono

Whale sushi is delicious. But then again, so is raw horse sushi.


15 posted on 06/01/2010 3:42:14 PM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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16 posted on 06/01/2010 3:50:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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I usuually side with Australia, but not this time. Japan is conducting legal by IWC rules, hunts of non-endangered whales.

You know, no one has been able to explain to me why I am supposed to give a crap about whales in the first place. Do you want deer hunting banned also? If not, you are a hypocrit.


17 posted on 06/01/2010 4:01:13 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: Gothmog

Yes, I watched the program too. I found the “captain” most amusing as he talks about dying to save the whales but it’s the idiots that try to carry out his incompetent directions that risk life and limb.
Meanwhile he has this constipated look on his face for the cameras. Watson’s a cynical old hack who’s found a means of feeding his ego.


18 posted on 06/01/2010 4:27:51 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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“Thar she hops!”


19 posted on 06/01/2010 4:32:01 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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Most excellent!!


20 posted on 06/01/2010 4:37:35 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Don't go chasing waterfalls.....)
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To: count-your-change

Watson believes passionately about protecting these magnificent creatures. We all have egos, as anyone reading some of these posts must realize.


21 posted on 06/04/2010 9:52:33 AM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
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He clearly believes passionately about making theater about protecting whales. Theater in which he is the leading character like he couldn’t be in Greenpeace.


22 posted on 06/04/2010 10:05:22 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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Read the title of this thread and you will realize what he accomplished by making a big stink about the matter. Big stink, theater, bet you won’t miss the premier of Whale Wars tonight!


23 posted on 06/04/2010 11:11:00 AM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
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The last line of the article tells more than the title.

Cap’n Paul has saved how many whales?


24 posted on 06/04/2010 11:26:40 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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