Monday, March 9, 2009
IWC ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE!
There are fears the body that oversees the protection of the world's whale stocks is on the brink of collapse. As members of the International Whaling Commission gather in Rome for a key meeting, its chairman warns that whaling nations are set to qhit countries unless they receive concessions on hunting. Dr Bill Hogarth, appointed by the US to head the organisation, has hinted minke whales should be hunted in the Southern Ocean as part of a compromise. "Dysfunctional," Dr Hogarth said on ABC Radio, a US AM station, and went to add the IWC is "bogged down."