I originally posted this in 2010. Given the Labour party thinks they speak for all New Zealand upset over a few Minke whales getting harpooned and the fact that the media accept pirates as a valid source of news, I thought I’d repost these rather inconvenient facts that the anti-whaling crowd wouldn’t want you to know.
The worldâ€™s meddlers gnash their teeth over whaling whether it is for scientific purposes or for commercial. Right now the moratorium on commercial whaling isnâ€™t working andÂ just over 1500 whales were harvested last year in whaling activities and 31,084 in total since the moratorium beganÂ in 1986. Those figures sound horrendous. I am of course using the WWF figures and we all know how accurate and peer reviewed their information is. An independent assessment done by theÂ Sea Shepherd Conservation SocietyÂ (they must be good, they have the word conservation in their title) says thatÂ â€śIceland, Norway, and Japan â€“ have brutally slaughtered over 25,000 whales under the guise of scientific research and for commercial purposesâ€ť. Note their overly emotive language. They were harvested, as we know, not brutally slaughtered. To use that terminology I would hate to think how they consider the BeefÂ industry. Somewhere between those numbers lies the truth. Â Read more »