On Sunday Japan sent a whaling fleet off to hunt in the Antarctic. They say that the hunt is being conducted “purely for scientific purposes“. With an expected haul of 1000 whales I ask, why do they need to catch so many for scientific research?
They wish to measure gender and age distribution of whales. But isn’t this Heisenberg whale counting? Don’t you affect the result by your study?
Sea Shepherd, a radical environmental group, has decided to take matters into their own hands. They intend to “directly intervene and put an end to this criminal behaviour”. And if absolutely necessary will ram whaling vessels.
Is really necessary? Sea Shepard seem to have decided that Japan will not listen to reason, so drastic actions are needed.
What are other people saying:
- Japanese whaling outrage (20 Nov 2007)
- Japanese Whale Researchers Conclude Humpback Still Delicious with Soy Sauce and a Little Wasabi…. (20 Nov 2007)
- Japan takes the Hump (19 Nov 2007)
- Govt could have prevented Japan’s whale hunt: researcher (ABC, 20 Nov 2007)
- US joins critics of Japan whaling (19 Nov 2007)