UN Court Bans Japanese Whaling in the Antarctic! The Whales Win!


Oh Happy Days! The UN International Court of Justice in a 12-4 Decision has ruled that Japans annual whale slaughter in the Antarctic is not for scientific purposes as they claim, and thus violates international law and must be stopped.

Japan has apparently agreed to abide by the ruling despite disagreeing with it.

I’ll admit- I’ll miss “Whale Wars”, the program on the Sea Shepherd’s annual attempts to stop the antarctic whale hunt, but I must say this is the most spectacular way possible for a tv show to have to end.

 

Brief article at the BBC here

The decision by the ICOJ here

The Sea Shepherds story here

 

 

 

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About drugsandotherthings

I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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