Animals -- marine or otherwise -- do not confine themselves to national boundaries. It's vital that all governments take ownership and pride in their biodiversity and ecosystems, and live up to their responsibilities both moral and legal.
Want to just solve the problem? They estimate that whaling makes about $31 million in profits. Anti-whaling spends $25 million. If the anti-whaling money directly paid whalers not to hunt -- problem solved.
The humpback population has now recovered to the extent that explorer whales have made their way back to ancient feeding grounds. This should be cause for joyous celebration -- not a dreadful slaughter.
After several months of delays and protests by nationalist groups, the long-awaited release of the Oscar award winning film, 'The Cove,' premiered in six sold out cinemas across the Japanese capital on Saturday.
If anyone has ever traveled to San Ignacio Lagoon, to have the experience of making personal contact with a gray whale, one would understand that these magnificent creatures do not deserve to be mercilessly hunted.
Even though young people in Japan are hardly interested in eating whale meat, the government is still committed to killing whales, and seeks each year greater validation from the IWC for its currently unauthorized whale-killing gambits.