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  1. #1 Japanese hunting whales under the banner of 'research' 
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    Hmm,
    I feel really angry at Japanese people hunting whales under the name of 'research'... what research could it be about???
    Research on 'how to hoodwink non-whaling nations and kill whales and make and eat whale meat hamburgers???'


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    Japanese 'research' whaling is obviously intended to justify the extent to which whales are hunted. The interesting thing is that there is actually a lot a research going on; it's just that no reputable journal is willing to publish the work because many would view it as validating 'research' whaling..which I suppose it would


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    I thought it was already well documented that once a whale is caught, it is then sent for 'sample' taking, and then shipped to a processing facility, the mest gets packaged and sent to restaurants.

    So what's that all about ? If it was research, why so many ? Why the research ? What are they researching ?



    I'm pretty shocked that the Japanese government is transgressing international agreements in such rude way.
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    Unless a UN supervisor oversaw what happened to the whales after being caught, i don't think anyone can prove that the whales are processed and used for areas outside of research. But you would think that UN would at least restrict the whaling and if it has been restrict it even more.

    In fact, wouldn't you think that the Japanese have enough whales to find out anything they want about it?

    Pretty soon they'll have figured everything to know about whales and then there won't be any more to "research"
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    It's rather easy: GREED! I mean, who the hell cares about the whales? Or future generations? Or extinction of wahels? Of the slight small environment change from their extinction? Or the possible loss of more life that depended on those supermassive sea going whales?

    Sufficed to say, it's a complete lack of cause and effect, and greed tends to be a perfect example of short term sight.

    Side note: For those previously who did not understand sarcasm, the above questions are purely sarcastic!
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