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M21
06-02-2010, 12:58 PM
TOKYO Japan said Tuesday it would staunchly defend its research hunt that kills hundreds of whales per year, a day after Australia filed an international lawsuit arguing that the cull does not qualify for a scientific exemption to a 1986 ban.

Australia Japan's major trading partner filed its lawsuit with the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Monday, officials in both countries confirmed, after Canberra announced its intention last week to file suit following years of fruitless diplomatic efforts to end the hunt.

It should be easy to move for dismissal when Japan lays out their volumes of scientific data collected over the years....oh wait there isn't any.


New Zealand has said it will decide within weeks whether it will file a similar case against Japan.

Japanese officials say whaling is a national tradition and a vital part of the country's food culture. Tokyo also argues whale stocks have sufficiently recovered since 1986 to allow a resumption of limited hunts among certain species.

LINK TO FULL AP STORY (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iBEICycQuv-N-B7LsPy0LLnrW56gD9G2CTP81)

This Friday, June 4 Whale Wars on Animal Planet starts a new season.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/M21/whaling_narrowweb__300x3770.jpg

lacarnut
06-02-2010, 01:48 PM
Whale wars on Animal Planet starting a new series at 8pm CST. Yea.

FlaGator
06-02-2010, 02:26 PM
I really dislike that show. There is no one on it with any redeeming qualities. They should rename that show to Fanatic Wars.

M21
06-02-2010, 02:49 PM
At least the veil is off and even the Japanese are being forced to call this what it REALLY is...an illegal meat hunt.

Sonnabend
06-02-2010, 07:37 PM
At least the veil is off and even the Japanese are being forced to call this what it REALLY is...an illegal meat hunt.

It's a KRudd last minute election stunt, it's a joke,. it will take two years for the case to even be PRESENTED...by which time KRudd will be out of office.

Net effect: ZILCH. :D

PoliCon
06-02-2010, 11:45 PM
Japan should stand up and say - FUCK the ICJ we're soverign and we'll do what we want.

patriot45
06-02-2010, 11:50 PM
Japan should stand up and say - FUCK the ICJ we're soverign and we'll do what we want.

Threads like this make me hungry for some manatee!

PoliCon
06-02-2010, 11:50 PM
Threads like this make me hungry for some manatee!

I wonder if they taste like chicken . . . .

Rockntractor
06-03-2010, 12:10 AM
I wonder if they taste like chicken . . . .
Manatee tastes like baby fur seal.

PoliCon
06-03-2010, 12:17 AM
Manatee tastes like baby fur seal.

Is it better than bottle nose dolphin?

Rockntractor
06-03-2010, 12:21 AM
Is it better than bottle nose dolphin?
You have to skin them first which is a pain in the ass, the nice thing about dolphin is you can fry the skin nice and crispy!

M21
06-03-2010, 02:51 AM
Hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee0rG1PHHOo