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(CNN) -- Japan has canceled the rest of its winter whaling season, with a top official reasoning that environmentalists' obstructive efforts made it dangerous for whalers to stay on the high seas.
Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Michihiko Kano told reporters Friday that the country's government halted whaling because of actions taken by the animal rights group, Sea Shepherd. He stressed that Japan did not want to do so, but felt its hand was forced.
"From the viewpoint of our crew's safety, we have decided to cut short the research whaling at this time, again
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the show after seeing how insane the sea shephard's crew can be.
Originally posted by badw0lf
When the premise is scientific research or cultural, I will call garbage because we are NOT short of food and cultures change.
Just like dolphin kills or shark fin catching or wearing fur.
These backward people need to be targeted as hard as possible.
Good on the shepherd.
Originally posted by silent thunder
I've never understood people's fixation on whales as a food source. The sufferings of factory-farmed cows and chickens are generally worse, all things told, so why don't we hear more about that? These sea shepards should be obstructing the gates of a chicken farm if they really want to allivate serious animal suffering on planet earth.edit on 2/18/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)
Yes, it is ok to use whales as food etc ( even tho I don't like the design of the universe) but you are so right about the Japanese. And the Chinese.