Skip to comments.Japanese whalers returning to Southern Ocean
Posted on 07/13/2011 4:32:03 AM PDT by tlb
Japan has confirmed its ships will be back in the Southern Ocean this year to continue its whaling program.
After an early withdrawal from last summer's so-called scientific whale hunt in the region, Japan told the International Whaling Commission meeting in the Channel Islands that it will return this year.
Australia has rejected Japan's request for greater protection against activists.
The anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd has confirmed that it too will continue its pursuit and return to the Southern Ocean.
(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...
It’s too bad that a clandestine Japanese submarine doesn’t just put a torpedo into that floating nest of hippies and unwashed miscreants that the Animal Planet loves to show in their “Whale Wars” show.
I’d rather someone torpedo the whaling ships. It’s a pathetic and stupid practice.
Below 40 degrees So. there is no law.
Below 50 degrees So. there is no hope.
Below 60 degrees So. there is no God.
I’d settle for two fast boats from the whaler running a line under the Hippie Ship and fouling it’s propeller.
And get some big deck guns that fire the same stinky crap that the Hippies throw at it. Plaster their ship with it.
The Japanese, if left to their own devices, would eat every damn thing in the ocean, everywhere.. glad that somebody - even these twits in the Sea Shepherds - is trying to stop them.
Australia ought to send warships to the Southern Ocean instead of the surrogate hippies and stop the Japanese once and for all.
Wow that's deep. ;-) But if that's all true then the whalers should just take 'em out and send them below, below, below...
Ther's plenty of "research" that one person will call bogus but using that as an excuse for "violating international laws" is twisted. Let them eat cow, eh?
“And get some big deck guns that fire the same stinky crap that the Hippies throw at it. Plaster their ship with it.”
It would have to be soap to have a negative affect on the hippies.
Just one of several versions of an old mariner’s saying.
If the whalers did that, I wouldn’t get my Friday night laff-riot of hippies failing and FR would have to drop its weekly “Live” thread.
If I were in charge of the Japanese Whaling Fleet I would place large catapults on each ship and launch "Whale Guts" at the Dirty Hippies every chance I got!
I watched one program where the hippies went into major depression because the whaling ship took a whale “right in front of them”. This was right after they were all yuking it up becuase it was the “wild west” out there and they’d just attacked the whaling ship with chemical bombs or something. I thought, if this were really the “wild west” your ship and you would be at the bottom by now feeding the fishes.
Neither side is worthy of support that’s for sure.
Come to think of it, imports of that choice Aussie beef should more than make up for the lost whale meat in their diets. Would cost less in the long run than maintaining a fleet of specialized whaling vessels.
Them Japanese are remarkably hard to convince - Buin, Guadalcanal, Empress Augusta Bay, Betio, the Palaus, Iwo, Luzon, and Okinawa Come to mind...
There isn't a professional mariner to be found in the entire organization. They don't respect the sea, who does not for long suffer fools. Their arrogance will be their downfall.
To that I will add Nagasaki. They should have waived the white flag after Hiroshima.
Yeha, why won't they just accept dependence on other countries like we do. ;-) Eat beef, it's morally superior to whale... because it just is. ;-)
I despise the thought that whaling should be ended by any form of coercion. It is a viable and sustainable fishery.
Now - if whales start gaining in number to the point they make pests of themselves, I say chow down - but while there are just a few down in icy waters, I believe that the Japanese should eat something less exotic/conversational.
hell, I seem to remember that the Japanese even ate US at one point on Chichi Jima!
I think you’re not alone in your beliefs. I’m not sure the Japanese eat whale just becuase it’s exotic. On the other hand maybe they do. Trendy diets are not exclusive to Japan.
If we take the position, however, that because we believe in something we can act without regard to law well then all bets are off and the ship with the biggest cannon wins. In this case, I’m thinking it’s going to be the whalers with the biggest cannon and the crusading anti-whalers having a Rachel Corrie moment.
The Sea Shepherds have stuck to nonviolet, non-injurious techniques for the most part but the Japanese have gone crazy with propaganda, muscling the international organizations, and have even taken to deliberately ramming vessels. So far they've been lucky to have only hippies opposing them...Imagine what a manly outfit would do to them if they made them mad enough.
Below 70 degrees So. pray to Shackleton?!
YOur excellent post points out the falacy of “international law”. There’s always an unless... in your case it was the 2nd amendment. I guess in Japan’s case it’s “feeding their faces”.
If I were a Japanese company engaged in whaling, I’d “man up” now. Then Obama can go to war to protect the whales... right after he finishes protecting the Libyans. ;-)
Now, if the Sea Shepherds were using metal projectiles or deliberately ramming and sinking vessels - as the Japanese have - that would be deliberate violence and potentially chargeable as an offence.
But for some reason (more than likely money to the right people) nobody is objecting to the Japanese offenses. It is illegal to kill whales for food, yet they are doing it in plain sight - only chunky Paul Watson and his gang of twits are doing a dang thing.
If you are supporting the Japanese, why?..
But the Aussies have kicked their tail in previous history quite well (Kokoda, Buna, Milne Bay, etc.). If I were the Japanese, I'd avoid ticking off the OZ.
I am not supporting the Japanese. I am supporting the rule of law as practiced on the high seas for centuries.
The Japanese did not intentionally ram the Sea Hippies. The Sea hippies violated EVERY rule of ship operation and did not yield to the larger ship (in fact they intentionally drove in front of a moving vessel) That puts them at fault.
The collision between the Japanese ship and the Irwin was also the Sea Hippies fault. They had an obligation to yield (once again) to the larger ship.
The Sea Hippies boarded the Japanese ship (another violation of law)without permission and that Bethune idiot broke down in court and cried like a little girl.
Do you pull out in traffic in front of trucks with your vehicle?
Id rather someone torpedo the whaling ships. Its a pathetic and stupid practice.
The arrogance of the Japanese whalers is astounding and I find it strange that anyone would support their activities.
Just out of curiosity, what was the Sea Shepherd doing at the time? No way the Sea Shepherd was out to do the Japanese whalers harm. No way.
Good. Now the Japanese can put some Bofors cannons on their decks and blow these idiots out of the water.
They are not breaking any law, because there is no law. You would be better off doing some research instead of spouting off the Sea Hippies line.
The IWC has a moratorium in place on Whaling for countries that agree to cooperate, but not all Whaling countries agreed to it. Norway still hunts whales. Why aren’t the Sea Hippies up there after them?
Norway does not have the same money.
It has already happened. Last season the fiberglass Bob Barker tried some crazy manuver with the whalers and got run over. A day or two later it sunk.
Hey don’t knock it! I Tevo the show. Love watching these idiotic hippies trying to tame the south seas.
Cause Norway hasn’t killed 550 whales per season for “research”, I guess...
Don't think so...
Since when is you deciding what others should be able to eat or not be allowed to eat a voice for conservatism? Sounds like liberal talking points to me.
What would you call it if I came by your house and flattened all the tires on your car?
After all it contributes to greenhouse gases.
I hope they are well armed this year and kill off all the Sea Shephard scum!
I hope the Japs kill every stinking sack of useless blubber floping around in the ocean!
You think that the Hippies cut out the part where they picked the boat up and threw it in front of the Yushin Maru 2?
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