Hi, new thread. Everytime I hear something on this - it annoys the hell out of me.
I am either not very well informed on the whaling issue, or very naive. How can there be any justification for the Japanese to continue slaughtering whales for "scientific research"?
It's pretty obvious to me, that the end result is a piece of whale sashimi on a Japanese dinner plate. I cannot believe that the same conclusion is not obvious to everyone else.
I am also not insensitive to the political issues regarding foriegn trade with Japan, and how the whaling issue takes a very big backseat to pressuring Japan to cease it's whaling.
I am not a hard core greenie, but know when something is wrong - and killing these beautiful creatures is wrong.
Greenpeace and that American renegade Shepard are always presented in such a bad light when the media reports on the conflicts between them and the Japanese whalers.
I heard tonight on the 7.30 Report on ABC that the Japanese have added the Humpback and the Fin Whale to their list for this years slaughter.
I would like to hear other opinions.