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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7099720.stm

Japanese whalers hunt humpbacks

A Japanese whaling fleet has set sail aiming to harpoon humpback whales for the first time in decades.

The fleet is conducting its largest hunt in the South Pacific - it has instructions to kill up to 1,000 whales, including 50 humpbacks.

The humpback hunt is the first since a mid-1960s global ban and has drawn strong protests from environmentalists.

Commercial whaling was stopped in 1986 but Japan is permitted whaling in the name of scientific research.

Four whaling ships, including the lead craft Nisshin Maru, set off from the southern port of Shimonoseki on Sunday.

The 239-man mission plans to kill more than 900 minke whales as well as fin whales and humpbacks, in a South Pacific whale hunt that will run until mid-April.

The 8,000-metric ton Nisshin Maru was crippled by a fire on a whaling mission in the Antarctic in March. One crew member was killed.

A Greenpeace campaign ship will be following the Japanese fleet.

I usually don't read up much on this type of stuff but thought it was worth noting

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I guess the PETA people will go from burning big SUV's to burning Asian cars and ships now. :P

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Thanks for the posting REG!

All the "Greenies" love their "Priuses" or other Japanese cars. What will they do? Will they abandon Corporate Japan for the hated GM, Ford and Chrysler? NOT!

They will somehow justify the whale hunt by stating it's for "Research", instead of telling the truth. The truth is .... The Japanese government is providing jobs for the whalers, whale meat and blubber to the consumer and death for some gentle giants.

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I guess the PETA people will go from burning big SUV's to burning Asian cars and ships now. :P

I think that's Greenpeace. PETA is just "non-profit" troublemakers who fund the more violent groups like the Animal Liberation Front.

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All the three huggers who do this are the same to me. Lets pollute the environment and commit crimes because of our beliefs. Makes alot of sense. :banghead:

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Last time I checked Toyota, Nissan, and Honda were in the auto industry, not the whale slaughter industry..

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Norway does (or wants to do) it too, so why not the same condemnation?

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Norway does (or wants to do) it too, so why not the same condemnation?

There would be from me. I haven't seen the article about it, but I would bet that the Norwegians aren't sailing under the guise of "scientific research" with orders to kill 1,000 whales.

Apparently the Japanese government and the whaling industry is borrowing Toyota's PR department for the weekend.

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I have to say that this is by far the BEST HEADLINE I have seen on C&G in a LOOOOOOOOOOOONG time! Even if it has nothing to do with cars.

:thumbsup: Reg! (edit from WMJ)

Hope this makes it into the best of for 07

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:huh:

Regfootball started this thread, not me.

Sorry, was reading this in class.

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Last time I checked Toyota, Nissan, and Honda were in the auto industry, not the whale slaughter industry..

money goes back to the same till and geta borrowed for the same 0.5% probably..........

there's a certain hypocrisy in making big profits bleeding tree huggers dry on prius' but at the same time not being as socially conscious with regards to protected animal slaughter and murder since that group of folks can often be one in the same.........

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There's no need to kill animals to perform research, hell they can tag Sharks without killing them. Here's another disgusting fact. IIn Japan they hunt down thousands of sharks, cut their fins off, then drop them back in the ocean, still alive, to die...all so they can have Shark Fin Soup. It's sickening.

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Norway does (or wants to do) it too, so why not the same condemnation?

Yes, and I'm sure American fishing/whaling companies do as bad or worse..

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There's no need to kill animals to perform research, hell they can tag Sharks without killing them. Here's another disgusting fact. IIn Japan they hunt down thousands of sharks, cut their fins off, then drop them back in the ocean, still alive, to die...all so they can have Shark Fin Soup. It's sickening.

lol @ soup

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Yes, and I'm sure American fishing/whaling companies do as bad or worse..

Umm, no.

The move to protect whales worldwide began here. Americans do not hunt endangered cetaceans (at least not legally). The penalties are extreme.

Also the fishing industry is HIGHLY regulated in US waters, and the industry is trying to find ways to increase the populations of a wide variety of species as they see their future as depending on it.

The Japanese, on the other hand, are the most notorious in the world for pushing whales to the point of extinction. They have resisted worldwide bans on whaling endangered species consitently for years.

The days of US whaling really ended ages ago.

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I hope the whaling ships sink and kill everyone on board. <_<

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wtf?

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