Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Boycott Japanese Electronics

Sorry for the hijack of the site, but as this is a cause I feel strongly about and it needs all the publicity it can get, I feel justified in a little side tracking on this.

For the past 18 years the Japanese have been whaling illegally by abusing the International Whaling Commissions moratorium on commercial whaling. The Japanese year on year have been returning to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary in Antarctica, and continuing to slaughter whales claiming the right to carry out scientific research.

To date the Japanese research has consisted of 195 papers, of which only 4 have stood up under peer review and of those 4 none of them sufficiently demonstrate the need for scientific research though lethal means.

There is no humane method of killing a whale. They are shot with a harpoon with an explosive charge on the end. In 60% of the Japanese kills the whales suffer agonisingly for as long as an hour.

Despite making huge losses, recording in the tens of millions of Dollars per year, the Japanese government continues to support the slaughter with it's tax payers money. Even with no market for the meat they continue to ruthlessly harvest, they continue to hunt whales.

Less than 1% of Japanese have or ever will eat whale. In an attempt to make it popular they even tried to give it away as school meals. It was unpalatable by the nations children and remains stored in huge frozen warehouses - uneaten and unwanted.

So please lend me your support in ceasing the barbaric, murderous, cruel and wasteful actions of the Japanese by saying no to their products

Minke Whale - Balaenoptera acutorostrata

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