" so-called “comfort women” served a “necessary” role by keeping battle-stressed soldiers in check"
Are you kidding me? When the hell were Japanese soldiers ever kept "in check"???
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"Japan maintains that killing dolphins is not banned under any international treaty and that the animals are not endangered."
When are they going to get it through their thick skulls that this isn't the issue?
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Awesome, I just applied for my visa too.
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She has a right to comment on whatever she pleases. The dolphin hunt is a national disgrace. If she wants to comment on it then that's her prerogative Read my comment further up regarding hypocrisy. We will fight all battles, and not choose to ignore the lesser battles simply because there are larger issues out there.
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I can't believe that people are saying we shouldn't speak out about this injustice because there are other injustices going on in the world. Every country commits injustices and we should speak out about ALL of them. Using flawed logic of "well look at what you are doing" simply means that we should NEVER speak out about anything. If you have a problem with things going on in America, then speak out, it's your RIGHT.
In this case, there are many of us that oppose this hunt and we are expressing our democratic free right to say something. It's as simple as that. You are free to do the same, but don't tell someone that he or she should not speak up about something because their own country is not perfect. We know that, and will speak out against those "other" issues just the same. In the meantime, this article is about the dolphin hunt, and many of us are exercising our right to protest it.
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Just for the record, the primary person who is fighting against this injustice is Ric O'Barry. He is not associated with Sea Shepherd. People like to post without doing their due diligence. Watch his documentary and read up on his history with dolphins to understand more about this issue. He's famous for training "Flipper" and talks in depth about his experiences with these amazing mammals and why stopping this hunt is so important. It's easy to just say "leave Japan alone" but before you do so, do your research first.
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I am always surprised about high level officials and their inappropriate behaviour of trying to bully others over what is deemed bad behaviour before they look in their own back yard.
I think the difference is that in other countries if something like this happened there would be protests and over time something would actually be done about it. We don't continue to engage in horrific activities just to "save face".
Also nothing about her tweets are "bullying". Read them again if you need to understand them better.
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Some people concern because there is too much blood in the sea but the animal die almost instantly anyway.
That's not true. Watch the videos before you post such nonsense.
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Wait, there's a "law on the welfare and management of animals"? Like they care.
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I think one of the key items of note in this article is that the whale meat is being auctioned off for human consumption in the first place. If whaling was for scientific purposes only, the meat shouldn't be sold at all.
In addition, the article states "Japan, however, says the research is necessary to substantiate its view that there is a robust whale population in the world." Why not just tag the creatures and count them like the rest of the world? I don't understand how you can figure out that there is a robust population in the world by killing the animals you are trying to count. It probably goes something like this: "Whales are now extinct due to extensive hunting. Oops, guess we were wrong and there wasn't a robust population."
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I'm an active member of PETA and just emailed them. I'm glad to see so many people posting against this disgusting display. I want to through up when I walk down the streets in Tokyo during the winter and see so many people wearing fur. I've gotten four of my friends to stop and I've even kicked people out of my house who show up in fur coats. I don't know if it's a lack of compassion or just plain ignorance, but it needs to stop.
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