Friday, December 21, 2007

A victory on whaling

Japan has announced it has called off its planned hunt for 50 humpback whales in the Antarctic, after pressure from the IWC and the international community. This is great news, but it is tempered by the knowledge that they are still planning to hunt and kill almost 1,000 Minkie whales for a bogus "scientific" program, whose chief research topic seems to be how long whale meat will keep in a freezer.