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Fri Apr 4, 2014, 07:27 AM

The UN Ban On Japanese Whaling Is Already Having Positive Effects

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-un-ban-on-japanese-whaling-is-already-having-positive-effects-2014-4


Three minke whales lie dead on the deck of Japanese ship the Nisshin Maru inside a Southern Ocean sanctuary, according to Sea Shepherd on January 5, 2014

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten said Friday it has told online retailers to stop selling whale meat after a UN court ordered an end to the country's Antarctic whale hunt.
The move -- which also includes a ban on dolphin meat sales -- comes as Japan said Thursday it was canceling this year's hunt for the first time in more than a quarter of a century to abide by the decision of the United Nations' Hague-based International Court of Justice this week.

Australia, backed by New Zealand, hauled Japan before the international court in 2010 in a bid to stop the yearly campaign, which has attracted widespread condemnation outside Japan.

"We issued a notice to all stores on April 1, asking them to stop sales of whale meat products by the end of the month," a Rakuten spokeswoman said.



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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 02:20 PM

1. Fucking bastards...that still makes me mad..."Scientific research" my arse...

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm really glad this atrocity has finally been stopped, but why on earth did it take this long...

"Scientific research" is as absurd a claim as "I didn't inhale"...

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 4, 2014, 02:40 PM

2. it hasn't stopped...yet.

as of right now -- they are contemplating taking fewer whales.

unless this action makes them throw in the towel.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Apr 6, 2014, 06:56 PM

3. what a SICK picture

That's my species though #humanityFAIL

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