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South Korean environmentalists beat whale-shaped balloons during a rally against Japan's whaling activities in the name of research near the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday.

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funkymofo - Japan was also handed a letter condemning this years 'scientific' hunt co-signed by 33 nations including USA.

Signed by whom, and when? The legislatures? The Emperor/President/King/Queen/Prime Minister/Ruling Junta?

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Japan was also handed a letter condemning this years 'scientific' hunt co-signed by 33 nations including USA.

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Eleven South Korean environmentalists abuse balloons in Seoul. This must be part of that "global" outrage I've heard so much about. SAVE THE BALLOONS!

And why are only nine of them wearing masks?

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I don't know about that-I've meet some dogs I have wanted to eat but never a whale.....

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look at these dog eaters, why are koreans always so stupid?

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Maybe South Koreans should leave the poor dogs alone?!

Anyone who eats dogs should have no say on somebody else eating anything!!

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World should really know whaling and endangering animals in our oceans are going to lead to serious environmental demise which you might not care now but one that your children and their kids will have to pay dearly for.

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They get bonus points for being creative AND funny.

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Japan, please leave the Whales alone to live in peace. The Dolphins too!

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As usual Koreans are complete hypocrites.

http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/Global/eastasia/publications/reports/oceans/Disappearing%20Whales%20-%20South%20Korea.PDF

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-19498874

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221268211400016X

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Who care ? As far as i know, Japan can eat deez nuts and i still couldnt careless, lel.

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LOL.

Google South Korea, whaling and bycatch. Plenty of whale meat for sale in South Korea.

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Daniel Neagari: "I think, that SK consumed (secretly though) whale meet."

More 'opinions' on your part, Daniel? So, if they're 'secretly consuming whale meat', how on earth do you know about it?

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unfortunately yes whale is also eaten to a lesser extent in korea (possibly somewhat owing to Japanese influence during colonization)

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South Korean environmentalists beat whale-shaped balloons during a rally against Japan’s whaling activities in the name of research near the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday.

Well done guys

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I'm sure this is just a small group of radical Japan-haters, not reflecting the population at large, but there is some humor in Koreans expressing concern for what we think are "animal rights".........

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_meat_consumption_in_South_Korea

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I like (not) the way some animals are so special, and others, you can eat all you want and slaughter them in droves.

And just because they are protesting Japanese whaling today, don't assume they won't be protesting South Korean whaling tomorrow.

judging from the (lack of) protesters, this is not a huge issue for most SKs.

These things always start with awareness. And sometimes its the awareness of one individual that starts it all.

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@Meiyouwenti

If it hurts Japan... it seems, they can overview that little detail.

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I thought SK was a whaling country too.

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I think, that SK consumed (secretly though) whale meet.

I suppose they are "conveniently forgetting" some stuff in here too

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Buy one grievance, get one free.

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judging from the (lack of) protesters, this is not a huge issue for most SKs. perhaps another gov't led "protest."

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Oh perfect! Now those who are pro-whaling and anti-Korean - and they often seem to be the same people - can have one neatly-packaged object of derision.

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