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A small victory for whales (and a slightly positive sign for the 'humaneness' of humanity):
Japan has failed in its bid to resume commercial whaling during a vote at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Uslan, South Korea. Twenty-nine countries voted against, with 23 supporting the plan. http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200506/s1397268.htm [Broken] :biggrin:
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Federal Opposition spokesman Anthony Albanese says the real outcome of Australia's efforts will not be known until the vote on scientific whaling. http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200506/s1397268.htm [Broken]
Link to the International Whaling Commission's Homepage: http://www.iwcoffice.org/index.htm
 
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Wow, good news in the Political section? That is good news. Over fishing in general is an important environmental issue, that once taken too far, there would be no recovery. Japan has certainly been one the major culprits.

And speaking of the environment, in an interview on MSNBC I was glad to hear McCain say the U.S. needs to get with the program on global warming--especially before expecting China and India to do likewise.
 

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2CentsWorth said:
Wow, good news in the Political section? That is good news. Over fishing in general is an important environmental issue, that once taken too far, there would be no recovery. Japan has certainly been one the major culprits.
What's fishing got to do with whales? :tongue2: jk
 

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Art said:
What's fishing got to do with whales? :tongue2: jk
:rolleyes: smarty-pants!
 

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alexandra said:
A small victory for whales
If this trend keeps up, pretty soon Arildno is going to have to catch his own dinner.
 

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2CentsWorth said:
Wow, good news in the Political section? That is good news.
Yep - sometimes all this bad news totally overwhelms me - it was great to have some good news to point out for a change :smile:
2CentsWorth said:
Over fishing in general is an important environmental issue, that once taken too far, there would be no recovery. Japan has certainly been one the major culprits.
Too true about the over-fishing, 2CentsWorth - I feel most sorry for the 'small' fishermen, whose entire livelihood has disappeared as a result of overfishing by massive trawlers. A google search for more information on this topic brought up Chapter 4 of the Hypertext Book on Biodiversity and Conservation http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/~sustain/bio65/lec04/b65lec04.htm [Broken] - looks like an informative reference...
And speaking of the environment, in an interview on MSNBC I was glad to hear McCain say the U.S. needs to get with the program on global warming--especially before expecting China and India to do likewise.
Good stuff, 2CentsWorth - I was hoping others would contribute more good news on this thread :biggrin:
 
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Danger said:
If this trend keeps up, pretty soon Arildno is going to have to catch his own dinner.
:eek: Good one, Danger :rofl: :rofl:
 

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