Australia harpoons Japan's whaling at...

Australia harpoons Japan's whaling at top UN court

There are 92 comments on the Channelnewsasia.com story from Jun 26, 2013, titled Australia harpoons Japan's whaling at top UN court. In it, Channelnewsasia.com reports that:

Japan's annual hunt for hundreds of whales in the Antarctic is nothing more than business disguised as science, Australia told the UN's highest court on Wednesday.

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Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#1 Jun 26, 2013
Now if only they fought as hard for human rights like that of Assange
to regain his freedom. Who says humans shouldn't be given a higher priority than whales?
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#3 Jun 26, 2013
Whales contribute far more to the world than dirty Asians.
Doc

Adelaide, Australia

#4 Jun 26, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
Now if only they fought as hard for human rights like that of Assange
to regain his freedom. Who says humans shouldn't be given a higher priority than whales?
Same way we dont allow euthanasia for the terminally ill and suffering, but if an animal is suffering its inhumane not to put it down
Truth

UK

#5 Jun 26, 2013
Faith wrote:
Whales contribute far more to the world than dirty Asians.
Japs have been hunting for whales for hundreds of years before the name Australia became an idea ! The problem is not the whales the problem is that Australia is a mistake and should not even exist Lol! Australia is just trying to control international waters
Bobo

Adelaide, Australia

#6 Jun 26, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Japs have been hunting for whales for hundreds of years before the name Australia became an idea ! The problem is not the whales the problem is that Australia is a mistake and should not even exist Lol! Australia is just trying to control international waters
Do you think Australia is the lone ranger on this issue? Maybe you would think they should wait until whale are extinct before they decide to stop. Japan have been hunting whales for hundreds of years, but now with modern technology they are taking too much, it was fine in the old days when they were only taking a few here and there, not now
Muslim Mom

Fisher, Australia

#7 Jun 27, 2013
Any yummy Whale Meat Recipes?

Since: Aug 11

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#10 Jun 27, 2013
casino wrote:
You were just afraid the Japs would harpoon you by mistaken identity.

Has anyone ever tried to tow you back out to sea when you are on the beach ?
Lol, harsh

Since: Aug 11

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#11 Jun 27, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Japs have been hunting for whales for hundreds of years before the name Australia became an idea ! The problem is not the whales the problem is that Australia is a mistake and should not even exist Lol! Australia is just trying to control international waters
Were they sailing down below Australia to hunt whale?

Please provide links, I wouldn't mind a read.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#12 Jun 27, 2013
Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Japs have been hunting for whales for hundreds of years before the name Australia became an idea ! The problem is not the whales the problem is that Australia is a mistake and should not even exist Lol! Australia is just trying to control international waters
Australia shouldn't exist? But then where would all those filthy muslims go to collect welfare and cause trouble? England?
Fck the Japanese. I'm glad we nuked them.
The stones

Nollamara, Australia

#13 Jun 27, 2013
Bobo wrote:
<quoted text>Do you think Australia is the lone ranger on this issue? Maybe you would think they should wait until whale are extinct before they decide to stop. Japan have been hunting whales for hundreds of years, but now with modern technology they are taking too much, it was fine in the old days when they were only taking a few here and there, not now
Australia used whale. You can't blame the Japanese for whales being on the extinction list. The western world harpooned them into this mess. How the hell do you think people used to light there rooms before the petrochemical era.

I don't agree with whaling but Australia is in no position to lecture the Japanese on whaling when we have killed more whales then they have.

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#14 Jun 27, 2013
The stones wrote:
<quoted text>Australia used whale. You can't blame the Japanese for whales being on the extinction list. The western world harpooned them into this mess. How the hell do you think people used to light there rooms before the petrochemical era.

I don't agree with whaling but Australia is in no position to lecture the Japanese on whaling when we have killed more whales then they have.
How do you figure we've killed more?

Lets go to Africa and kill some lions, Africans have killed more lions than us so I hope they don't plan on telling us not to!!!

You halfwit!!

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Since: May 10

May the Force be with You .

#15 Jun 27, 2013
normal Aussie wrote:
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How do you figure we've killed more?
Lets go to Africa and kill some lions, Africans have killed more lions than us so I hope they don't plan on telling us not to!!!
You halfwit!!
There were whaling stations down the NSW coastline like Byron Bay and South of Sydney as well as WA like Albany

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#16 Jun 27, 2013
Neville Thompson wrote:
<quoted text>There were whaling stations down the NSW coastline like Byron Bay and South of Sydney as well as WA like Albany
I know that, that hardly constitutes more and hardly constitutes a good reason to kill more.

Eden was also a whaling town
Ahsolemana

Adelaide, Australia

#17 Jun 27, 2013
normal Aussie wrote:
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Lol, harsh
When that horrid obscenity is lying on the beach the tide is too scared to come back in
Bobo

Adelaide, Australia

#18 Jun 27, 2013
The stones wrote:
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Australia used whale. You can't blame the Japanese for whales being on the extinction list. The western world harpooned them into this mess. How the hell do you think people used to light there rooms before the petrochemical era.
I don't agree with whaling but Australia is in no position to lecture the Japanese on whaling when we have killed more whales then they have.
How many have we killed lately? are we still killing them? So because we used to light lanterns with whale oil a hundred years ago we should just let the Japs go on and kill more endangered whales?

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#19 Jun 27, 2013
The stones wrote:
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Australia used whale. You can't blame the Japanese for whales being on the extinction list. The western world harpooned them into this mess. How the hell do you think people used to light there rooms before the petrochemical era.
I don't agree with whaling but Australia is in no position to lecture the Japanese on whaling when we have killed more whales then they have.
Who better to lecture them than a country that used to hunt this animal to almost extinction, and who have realised their mistake and done a complete turn around to protect them at all cost. Australia is fixing their error! The Japanese however, have known about whales being endangered for as long as the rest of the world, and yet they show such arrogance in choosing to ignore the facts so it can be fed to them on their dinner plate.
Geeza

Adelaide, Australia

#20 Jun 27, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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Who better to lecture them than a country that used to hunt this animal to almost extinction, and who have realised their mistake and done a complete turn around to protect them at all cost. Australia is fixing their error! The Japanese however, have known about whales being endangered for as long as the rest of the world, and yet they show such arrogance in choosing to ignore the facts so it can be fed to them on their dinner plate.
I know this isnt a great example but the japs have been eating whales for hundreds of years, so its kind of like them telling us to stop eating steak because they dont like us killing cows, I would tell them where to stick their opinions too!. I know killing cows isnt the same as killing whales but you get my point?

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#21 Jun 27, 2013
Geeza wrote:
<quoted text>I know this isnt a great example but the japs have been eating whales for hundreds of years, so its kind of like them telling us to stop eating steak because they dont like us killing cows, I would tell them where to stick their opinions too!. I know killing cows isnt the same as killing whales but you get my point?
Yes I do get your point, there is one major difference in it though, cows are not endangered and if they were the Australian government would ban the eating of them poste haste, that is what they do...The Japanese can continue eating them to extinction and then what? NO Whales for their dinner table of for people to enjoy....eh!
Geeza

Adelaide, Australia

#22 Jun 27, 2013
Ahomana wrote:
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Yes I do get your point, there is one major difference in it though, cows are not endangered and if they were the Australian government would ban the eating of them poste haste, that is what they do...The Japanese can continue eating them to extinction and then what? NO Whales for their dinner table of for people to enjoy....eh!
Aborigines are still allowed to hunt turtles
Muslim Mom

Kellyville, Australia

#24 Jun 27, 2013
Next Whale on beach inside of Australia please cut meat for sale at Sydney Fish Market, thank you.

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