23 Jul '11, 6pm

U.S. Declares Iceland in Violation of Global Whaling Ban, May Impose Sanctions

Thanks for posting your comment. I would appreciate a citation for your sources regarding US whale kills. I believe that the current uproar is over the increase (above quota) of an endangered species (the Atlantic fin whale), primarily. There is no whale meat market in the US; any US whaler that engages in whaling for commercial purposes (food, oil, perfume, etc.) needs to have a foreign market “in”. Japan’s use of the “scientific research” exception is viewed with great suspicion by other non-whaling nations because they (the Japanese) have a known, and sizable, market for whale meat, blubber, etc., as well as other marine species products like shark fins. Same goes for Iceland. I don’t have any information on Norway’s whale product market. Regardless, you do make they implicit point that these rules are just conventions, and can be “suspended” for a variety of nationalis...

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