Because the Whaling was not scientific and was in the whale sanctuary, then it was technically poaching. That makes it illegal and in normal cases when someone breaks the law, they face court and legal punishment.
So will the Japanese government and Institute for Cetacean Research now face legal action?
If not, why not?
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Now the Institute of Cetacean "Research" should be hauled before international courts, and charged with poaching and animal cruelty.
At least now your countries good people won't suffer the embarrassment of being patently dishonest.
Save the whales!
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DISCHARGEApr. 01, 2014 - 03:17PM JST
"Yes...How about Norway and Iceland? How soon do we get to see the Sea Sherpered making the chase"
As previously mentioned, it was well known Sea Shepherd strategy to target the Whaling in the Whale Sanctuary because...well whaling in a whale sanctuary is kinda asking for trouble, right?
I would've gladly seen my taxes send a NZ warship down there too, but politically we need Japans money so you have to keep buying our meat and dairy lol. Eat it up chumps. Or don't. Trade commitments hurt both ways sometimes don't they.
PS I'd love nothing more than to see you boycott NZ meat and dairy that would make my day.
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But they are not "your whales" and to assume so shows your arrogance. They exist for their own reasons.
And since the Japanese government has be proven to be poaching in a whale sanctuary, there should be time in jail for the offenders. Thats right, the government of Japan should be charged and sentenced for this awful behavior.
Today, Japan has been utterly defeated. Rightly so.
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gokai_wo_manekuApr. 01, 2014 - 01:27PM JST
I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised about this. Nobody in Japan actually believes this is a "research" project. It is an employment program for whalers paid for by taxes. We are not really that stupid. You pay them to whale or you pay them welfare because they become unemployed. Which would you prefer? Which is more socially constructive. And remember, it was not Japan who depleted the whale population. Remember why Perry came to open up Japan? Because US whalers needed a place to resupply. That is all. Also, Captain Ahab in Moby Dick died in the Sea of Japan. Don't forget the West contribution to depletion of whales. You have no room to criticize Japan.
Which would you prefer? Which is more socially constructive? _The one that doesn't kill these beautiful creatures.
Don't forget the West contribution to depletion of whales _That is history
You have no room to criticize Japan. _There is immense room to criticise Japan.
Your politicians should face jail over this.
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sighclopsApr. 01, 2014 - 09:22AM JST
What about the norther waters?
The Northern Whaling grounds are not in internationally recognised WHALE SANCTUARY. When in the northern waters, the Japanese government is not ILLEGALLY POACHING.
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