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Japan told to halt Antarctic whaling by international court
The Guardian ^ | 31 March 2014 | Justin McCurry

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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Does this mean no more Whale Wars on TV?
1 posted on 03/31/2014 3:00:35 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

I think they should stop too. But what if they don’t? What’s this kangaroo court going to do about it?


2 posted on 03/31/2014 3:03:08 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: artichokegrower

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.


3 posted on 03/31/2014 3:06:50 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: artichokegrower

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.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 3:10:16 PM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: GraceG

The Japanese thought they could sell this as “scientific research”? Seriously? Maybe a scientific study of which whale produces the best sushi.


5 posted on 03/31/2014 3:10:52 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: artichokegrower

They should make them use a rod and a reel with no fighting chair.


6 posted on 03/31/2014 3:12:16 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: artichokegrower
"Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads
A whale of a tale or two
'Bout the harpooned whales and the science I've loved
On nights like this with the moon above
A whale of a tale and it's all true
I swear by my tattoo"
7 posted on 03/31/2014 3:19:03 PM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
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To: DannyTN

8 posted on 03/31/2014 3:20:02 PM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
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To: artichokegrower

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.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 3:20:06 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: colorado tanker

The scientific research angle makes as much sense as the ban on hunting the types they do.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 3:24:33 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Gen.Blather
Apparently 9th US court of appeals ordered that Sea Sheppard vessels could not come within 500 feet of Japanese Whaling Vessels. The enforcement was penalties for US citizens on the Ships...

I am still amazed that the Japanese have not been declared poachers.

11 posted on 03/31/2014 3:27:08 PM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: DannyTN

Kirk Douglas as Ned land in 20,000 leagues under the sea...


12 posted on 03/31/2014 3:27:19 PM PDT by oldoverholt
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To: artichokegrower

International court: “Halt Antarctic whaling.”

Japan: “Stop us, jackwagons!”


13 posted on 03/31/2014 3:33:23 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: 11th Commandment

“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.


14 posted on 03/31/2014 3:33:38 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: artichokegrower

15 posted on 03/31/2014 3:38:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: artichokegrower

Japan says, “Oh, yeah? What are you going to DO about it? Our ships are armed. Are yours?”


16 posted on 03/31/2014 3:38:58 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: artichokegrower

Japan should tell the “International Community” what to do with itself. Including the United States.


17 posted on 03/31/2014 3:54:04 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: onedoug
I think they should stop too. But what if they don’t? What’s this kangaroo court going to do about it?

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.

18 posted on 03/31/2014 3:57:02 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: artichokegrower

Zakkenayo!!


19 posted on 03/31/2014 4:05:54 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: Doomonyou
They should make them use a rod and a reel with no fighting chair.

Good point! Maybe they should force the salmon industry to use rods and reels too............

20 posted on 03/31/2014 4:07:10 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: artichokegrower

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.


21 posted on 03/31/2014 4:23:49 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: DesScorp

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.


22 posted on 03/31/2014 5:40:10 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: artichokegrower

The International Court of Justice owns the world’s oceans?

I hadn’t been aware of that.

Ya learn something new every day.


23 posted on 03/31/2014 6:16:07 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: artichokegrower

Japan and Norway do not hunt endangered species of whales.

They should keep at it.


24 posted on 03/31/2014 6:35:50 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: artichokegrower

how can anyone order another country to cease and desist in international waters????


25 posted on 03/31/2014 8:01:53 PM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: artichokegrower
Japan told to halt Antarctic whaling by international court

What were they doing whaling by the international court in Antarctica in the first place? < / just kidding >

26 posted on 03/31/2014 8:04:54 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: JoeProBono

Wait until Obama tells them, or better yet John Kerry of Joe Biden. That will bring the pressure.


27 posted on 03/31/2014 9:04:08 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Good point! Maybe they should force the salmon industry to use rods and reels too............

If they actually land one, I'd let them keep it, but one guy has to gaff it and drag it on board.

28 posted on 03/31/2014 10:01:28 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: artichokegrower

29 posted on 03/31/2014 10:36:28 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: terycarl
how can anyone order another country to cease and desist in international waters????

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.

30 posted on 04/01/2014 2:16:12 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: artichokegrower

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.


31 posted on 04/01/2014 2:19:48 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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