Friday, May 1, 2009
(Whaling) GAME ON!
Pro-whaling countries, led by Japan, made it known they are determined to win a crucial vote at the upcoming International Whaling Commission meeting in Portugal in June. Thirty-two countries who support the resumption of commercial whaling as early as this summer took a vote in a meeting at Tokyo to stand united at the IWC vote. This sets up a confrontation with the European Union which took a similar bloc vote to oppose Japan and its pro-slaughter allies. Since neither side has a majority, the international deadlock on the issue could continue indefinitely. Earlier, the British Parliament reiterated it opposed all whaling, including Japan’s “scientific and research” hunts.