Friday, February 18, 2011
Greenpeace is also due credit, for exposing the black market sale of whale meat in Japan. There have also been mounting pressures on the Japanese Government from Japanese citizens.
All I can say is good riddance, assholes. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!
There are reports that the whaling fleet may be finished for good because there are strict new rules regarding fuel vessels in the Southern Ocean, as of August 2011. These rules will greatly restrict the whaling fleet's movements and their ability to continue their efforts.
Also, I believe that, even though the Japanese Government calls anti-whaling activists "biased" and "racist", they know that the campaign against the hunt will only increase, leading to boycotts and all sorts of other negative impacts on the country.
It won't do them any good to defend a shrinking, archaic and ever decreasing in popularity industry that may cause them a lot greater economic woes than whaling would ever gain them.
In essence, let us rejoice at the good news today and chalk one up for direct action.