Skip to comments.Japan told to halt Antarctic whaling by international court
Posted on 03/31/2014 3:00:35 PM PDT by artichokegrower
The International Court of Justice has ordered a temporary halt to Japan's annual slaughter of whales in the southern ocean after concluding that the hunts are not, as Japan claims, conducted for scientific research.
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I think they should stop too. But what if they don’t? What’s this kangaroo court going to do about it?
Whales I have no problem with NOT hunting them, most are peaceful krill eating giants of the ocean....
Now Dolphins, they are literally a bunch a genocidal sex crazed maniacs, kill as many Dolphins as they want and make ‘em into sushi I don;t care.
A whale is a cow is a pig is a chicken is a fish...as long as they are plentiful, no reason not to hunt them.
The Japanese thought they could sell this as “scientific research”? Seriously? Maybe a scientific study of which whale produces the best sushi.
They should make them use a rod and a reel with no fighting chair.
I think this is pretty much like an international court telling Americans, “No more hamburgers. No beef whatsoever.”
I know I’d say, “Really? Seriously? And, where in the Constitution does it say I have to follow some foreign court?”
Having said that, we have ceded our sovereignty to foreign courts by treaty. This is what the UN small arm’s treaty would do, give a foreign court the ability to allow our trading partners to inflict tariffs if local stores sell guns.
The scientific research angle makes as much sense as the ban on hunting the types they do.
I am still amazed that the Japanese have not been declared poachers.
Kirk Douglas as Ned land in 20,000 leagues under the sea...
International court: “Halt Antarctic whaling.”
Japan: “Stop us, jackwagons!”
“I am still amazed that the Japanese have not been declared poachers. “
What Japan is doing is at least legal. (For some given value of “legal.) The greenies have done some awesomely reckless and dangerous things that have endangered Japanese sailors. I’m astonished that Japan has not sent a DE to play bumpies with them. Or, that the whalers haven’t brought guns and fired at them. The greenies meet the definition of terrorist and should be treated accordingly.
Japan says, “Oh, yeah? What are you going to DO about it? Our ships are armed. Are yours?”
Japan should tell the “International Community” what to do with itself. Including the United States.
This case started because Australia sued Japan for violating the International Whaling Treaty. The ICJ may not have the ability to enforce its judgment, but Australia might.
Good point! Maybe they should force the salmon industry to use rods and reels too............
Good enough. They went to court, they lost, the Japanese say they will abide by the ruling.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the government is secretly pleased because it has become very burdensome, over the years, using hard won international capital to defend an industry that should have died out peacefully in the 70s.
There will be grumbles among the oyajis and obasans, but there is enough stockpiled whale meat in government freezers to keep them happily gumming for decades, so there is really no reason to kill more whales.
Most Japanese will shrug and go on about their business. Supporting whalers is not on the top of their lists.
How exactly does one become a member of the “international community”? I’ve been to no fewer than 6 different nations on 3 continents, so do I qualify? If so, I’d vote to allow the Japanese whalers to sink any Sea Shepherd vessels they come across.
The International Court of Justice owns the world’s oceans?
I hadn’t been aware of that.
Ya learn something new every day.
Japan and Norway do not hunt endangered species of whales.
They should keep at it.
how can anyone order another country to cease and desist in international waters????
What were they doing whaling by the international court in Antarctica in the first place? < / just kidding >
Wait until Obama tells them, or better yet John Kerry of Joe Biden. That will bring the pressure.
If they actually land one, I'd let them keep it, but one guy has to gaff it and drag it on board.
Because Japan signed and ratified a number of treaties, including both the whaling treaty and the treaty giving jurisdiction to the International Court of Justice.
What it probably means is that Japan finally makes good on its threat to leave the International Whaling Commission, which is not treaty enforced and allowed itself to be taken over by anti-whaling nations.