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#1 ebonites

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:33 AM


A very significant development:

"Whaling: Beginning of the End?"

The future is still murky, but -- for now -- several hundred whales will not be subjected to a terrible fate in the Southern Ocean.

That fact alone is wonderful news.


#2 AllisonFinch

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:52 AM

Fantastic!!

While I didn't condone many of the SS's tactics, I was against the whaling completely. Let's hope it remains good news.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:08 PM

This is Awesome news!!

#4 ebonites

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:02 PM

Japan has officially recalled the whaling fleet

From the SSCS site:

Thursday, February 17, 2011


VSO Day

Victory in the Southern Ocean Day for the Whales

"It's official the killing of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is over for this season and the whalers did not even take 10% of their quota. Sea Shepherd estimates that over 900 whales have been saved this year."


#5 adamhanlon

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:05 PM

This is great news! Congratulations to all parties involved.

What a great day for whales!

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