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US denounces Iceland whaling

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posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 06:38 PM
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US denounces Iceland whaling


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The United States on Friday denounced Iceland's decision to go ahead with a sharply higher whaling quota, voicing concern there were not whales to sustain the hunt.

Iceland's new left-wing government said last week it will maintain an earlier decision for a quota of 150 fin and 150 minke whales this year -- a sixfold increase -- despite international calls for it to reconsider.

The US State Department said it "strongly opposes" the decision.

"We are deeply concerned that stocks of fin and minke whales are not adequate to support this harvest," it said in a statement.

"We call upon the government of Iceland to rescind this decision and to focus on the long-term conservation of whale stocks, rather than on the short-term interests of its whaling industry," it said.
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posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 06:38 PM
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Well, well..here it is.

The US is denouncing Iceland for increased whaling. What a effing joke.

While our leaders lob cheap shots at a country that they could care less about, they still turn a blind eye for the whaling that the Japanese are doing in the southern oceans for the same species. We've all heard of the TV show Whale Wars..right?

God forbid we get in a pissing match with a country like Japan, whom the US in so indebted to. OOOOh no, that might have trade implications!!!!

Or worse yet, they could call in the markers for all of the US debt that they hold.

It's the same old double standard coming out of D.C. as usual.




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[edit on 27-2-2009 by wolf241e]



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