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Dominica spurns Japan on commercial whaling

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Looks like the bribes aren't working any more, although these days Japan tends to focus on bribing even smaller nations: it's probably more cost-effective.

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Perhaps bribe amounts have gone up plus Japan has cut back on ODA

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Perhaps the Dominicans adopted a whale meat diet and started to get mercury poisoning like many Japanese who eat whale meat. And then thought maybe eating whale meat is not that bright after all.

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Great move from Dominica, my hat is off to them.

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With the price of oil and food going up like it current is, I guess the mighty yen just doesn't stretch as far as it used to.

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good move, but i hope that is not a way asking for more money from japan.

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“I welcome the decision although it is eight years late,” said conservationist Atherton Martin, who resigned as environment minister in 2000 when the island decided to vote with Japan.

sounded like a solid guy....

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Sucks for those people who hope to eat whales.

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whale tongue is gooddddddd, i want it more affordable. if you havent tried it , then dont knock it. it is really good, so i think it is time Japan start whaling again. The maguro population is getting too low

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