Greenpeace and other environmental organizations have been actively involved in trying to stop Japan hunting the humpback whale. Hence, they are ecstatic with the news that the slaughter has been postponed for up to two years.
Mainly due to pressure from Australia, the postponement is to allow a research hunt of the humpback in the Antarctic in order to assess just how endangered the species is.
Should the humpback have pulled itself back from the danger of extinction, does this mean the slaughter will resume as before? Hopefully not. I’m sure, if whales must be hunted, it is not beyond the ingenuity of man to learn a better way, rather than the bloody, horrendous slaughter that goes on at the moment.
© Anthony North, December 2007
From my Diary - HAPPY NEW YEAR
It is New Year’s Eve, so it’s inevitable I will speak about Scotland. After all, Hogmanay is their celebration above all else - world renowned for downing more whisky than the rest of the world put together at this time (not true, really) ...
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