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Monday, November 19, 2007

US Urges Japan to "Refrain" From Whaling Expedition

I can't say that there's much of an outcry by the US Government.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the United States recognizes Japan's legal rights under the Whaling Convention to conduct this hunt, but noted that there were "nonlethal ways to conduct scientific research."

"We call on Japan to refrain from conducting this year's hunt, especially with respect to humpback and fin whales," he said.

Coming from a government that puts industry lobbyists in charge of the environment, I can't help but feel that this is a sort of "yadda yadda yadda we care etc, OK? We said it. Blah blah blah whatever."

Here is the Greenpeace crew blog

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