Discussion in 'Environment' started by Quantum Windbag, Jun 7, 2010.
FOXNews.com - Obama Under Fire for Backing Deal to Lift Global Ban on Commercial Whaling
Yes, I heard this as well. Fox was not alone in reporting it. I don't understand why it isn't creating more outrage, or why Obama thinks this is a great time to help assure the extinction of a linchpin species.
He has nothing left to loose after fouling the entire Gulf of Mexico.
Here's the Greenpeace petition if anyone else cares to sign it:
I'll bet Paul Watson is fit to be tied....
Come on Obama, think of the whales!!!
I doubt the countries that whale want to "exterminate" the species. The original ban was really a moritorium to allow for stocks to replenish.
I understand people who think all whaling is 3 inches below murder of another human, they want no whaling whatsoever and I can see the point. The fact remains that other cultures don't see it that way, and we are not talking barbaric countries here.
Lifting the ban and replacing with a sustainable limit system was the original concept back when the ban was placed to prevent extinction of the various species. If they are recovered enough hunting should be allowed on a permitted bases to maintain the growth of the stocks.
Naturally if you are a PETA type person I am EEEEEVVVVIIILLLL for proposing this, and will quietly slink away and enjoy my steak.
Great...when the whales are gone that giant vampire thing in space from the Star Trek movie will come and suck the planet dry.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NO8h_uTkdU]YouTube - Don't Kill the Whale Official Music Video by Yes[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hKbl4AeqpM]YouTube - Whalers on the moon - Portuguese and English Version[/ame]
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