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Thursday, January 17, 2008

SAVE THE WHALES?

Hello, This goes out to all supporter s of the "Sea Shepherd" and its attempt to stop the Japanese-sanctioned whaling in the Pacific. I'm not sure that is in our best interest to support an extremist organization such as the one headed by Paul Watson

Posted on Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Hello,

This goes out to all supporter s of the "Sea Shepherd" and its attempt to stop the Japanese-sanctioned whaling in the Pacific. I'm not sure that is in our best interest to support an extremist organization such as the one headed by Paul Watson who resorts to violence in order to stop, what is granted - a brutal and unnecessary hunt. I really don't think that his approach is very intelligent, nor very effective. For instance, throwing acid on the deck of the whaling vessel seems quite over the top to me. His approach of bottom-up fundamentalism, is not the way this situation should be approached. Does permanently disfiguring a deck hand or shooting a water cannon at a peasant shark fisherman constructively solve a very serious worldwide crisis? One would not go into a sweatshop and approach each individual worker with hopes of overthrowing the whole organization. The problem must be stopped at its root; through governmental and world wide agreements - stop demand and institute laws: this is how change brought about. Perhaps we can find another cause to donate our money to. The International Fund for Animal Welfare works with governments to stop whaling; also, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society focuses more on scientific research towards helping cetaceans.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/jan/17/whaling.australia

http://www.stopwhaling.org/site/c.foJNIZOyEnH/b.2643173/k.D114/Stop_Whaling__5_Ways_You_Can_Help_Protect_Whales__IFAW_US.htm

http://www.wdcs.org/dan/publishing.nsf/allweb/1226C6FCEE998C7280256A030060083C

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