Thursday, December 13, 2007

Disgusting, isn't it?

The anti-whaling campaign on the net seems to attract a lot of attention, although I'm not really sure what good an online petition will do. The Japanese have proves that they don't really care what the world says, so I don't think some virtual signatures are going to persuade them to stop.

In the mean time, I bumped into this powerful and somewhat disturbing ad, that tries to fight the slaughter of whales:

Also, there might be another tiny hope, coming from the Aussies: Australia's new government may send a navy ship to Antarctica to track Japan's whaling fleet and gather evidence to mount a legal challenge.

According to Reuters, "Australia is a strong opponent of whaling and Rudd's government is mulling a legal case against Japan in the International Court of Justice in The Hague".

Still, we are not talking about STOPPING the Japanese. Seems like Australia only plans to watch, gather info and maybe sue later. I don't expect the Australian Navy to ram into the Japanese murder-boats, but some sort of interruption would be appreciated. I guess all the action will be created by the Sea Shepherd and their friends. All the luck, guys. May Neptune give you strength.

More on the subject:

>> Is Japan Whaling for Spite?
>> Japan Sets Out to Murder 1,000 Whales