30 Sep '11, 7pm

Japan To Resume Whaling, Inject More Cash Into Defense Against Sea Shepherd

Japan To Resume Whaling, Inject More Cash Into Defense Against Sea Shepherd

With their people and economy still reeling from this year’s tragic and horrific earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese government is reportedly proceeding with plans to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean. Even more mind-numbing is news that an additional $25M US will be added to the estimated $40M cost of the program to beef up security for the whaling fleet. “The Japanese do not want to give in to Sea Shepherd, they don’t want to bow to the threats and the obstruction they’ve seen on the high seas, they’re going to keep face and they’re going to ensure that whaling will survive,” reported Mark Willacy of ABC.net.au . “This is a program Japan doesn’t need in a time of financial crisis when there are people without homes, there are communities that have been totally wiped out,” he later added. “That money, that whaling money could possibly be better spent on those sorts of...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/09/30/japan-to-resume-whalin...

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