Since the ICR has not finished their research they haven't announced anything. Some people still believe watson, that's pretty funny.
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The US court is upholding international laws and treaty's, something Australia has failed to do.
The USA has jurisdiction over a US org and a US citizen, the shell game they are trying to play will not amuse the court and is likely to backfire.
If the sscs truly believed the US did not have jurisdiction why would they go to the Supreme Court and ask the injunction be lifted? it seems they only like the US court when it goes their way, they never argued jurisdiction before the injunction they praised the original trial judge at the time but now suddenly whine whine whine. <>
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AnimuX, again, really?
The Sanctuary itself has been argued to be a violation of Article V of the ICRW in that it's establishment was not based on scientific findings, as required by Art V, 2. At the time of the establishment of this sanctuary, Japan lodged an objection in the allowed time frame and is able to take Minke whales in the sanctuary. From the Schedule to the Convention: "[Paragraph 7(b)]
** The Government of Japan lodged an objection within the prescribed period to paragraph 7(b) to the extent that it applies to the Antarctic minke whale stocks."
Article VIII is also quite clear on the role of sanctuaries and scientific permit whaling. See Article VIII, 1.
In violation of the global moratorium on commercial whaling
Scientifiic permit whaling is not commercial whaling, it is allowed for under the terms of the Convention (ICRW). See again, Article VIII, 1.
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AnimuX Broken record? Japan was doing research prior to the moratorium. I see nothing to back-up your lies, are we just supposed to take your word for it? Let me back-up what I say Article VIII
Notwithstanding anything contained in this Convention any Contracting Government may grant to any of its nationals a special permit authorizing that national to kill, take and treat whales for purposes of scientific research subject to such restrictions as to number and subject to such other conditions as the Contracting Government thinks fit, and the killing, taking, and treating of whales in accordance with the provisions of this Article shall be exempt from the operation of this Convention. Each Contracting Government shall report at once to the Commission all such authorizations which it has granted. Each Contracting Government may at any time revoke any such special permit which it has granted. Any whales taken under these special permits shall so far as practicable be processed and the proceeds shall be dealt with in accordance with directions issued by the Government by which the permit was granted. Each Contracting Government shall transmit to such body as may be designated by the Commission, in so far as practicable, and at intervals of not more than one year, scientific information available to that Government with respect to whales and whaling, including the results of research conducted pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article and to Article IV. Recognizing that continuous collection and analysis of biological data in connection with the operations of factory ships and land stations are indispensable to sound and constructive management of the whale fisheries, the Contracting Governments will take all practicable measures to obtain such data.
So what have they violated again? http://www.iwcoffice.org/commission/convention.htm#convention
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<----- Look at my profile photo,does this look like just blocking the slipway? The sscs never found the Nisshin Maru until after they quit, the photo is of the YM, a non-lethal research ship. It might explain why all 89 member countries of the IWC unanimously voted to condemn the sscs for their violent and illegal acts. A unanimous vote in the IWC is definitely rare.
Why is Brandon stuck on the humpbacks? Japan has no permit for them and has not killed one since 1966.
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