Thursday, February 15, 2007

Whaling ship fire ends the slaughter

The Australian understands the Nisshin Maru has suffered damage to its engines, generating system and communications gear but the owner has not decided whether it could make its own way or would need to be towed into port.
Commercial whaling is forbidden under a 20-year-old International Whaling Commission moratorium.
However, Japan uses a loophole that allows whaling for the purpose of scientific research. It sells the meat from its research - about 5300 tonnes last year - for eating.


Sherry said...

Bastards! I thought all they ate was sushi and rice?

Scooter said...

Whale sushi and rice maybe? Whale gumbo? I sure wouldn't want to eat a whale that may be smarter than we are.