Monday, June 13, 2005

Biopsy Darts and Whales

Does anyone know what a biopsy dart is? Does anyone know how you would shoot a whale with one and then retrieve it?

From Reuters via

"Whaling nations -- mainly Japan, Norway and Iceland -- are allowed to kill whales for scientific purposes under rules of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) even though the IWC imposed a moratorium on all commercial hunts in 1986.

"It is extraordinary that Japan, one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world, continues to kill an estimated 650 whales a year using 1940s science," said Susan Lieberman, director of the WWF's global species program.

"We call on Japan to live up to its reputation as a technologically and scientifically advanced nation, and put an end to 'scientific whaling,'" she said in a statement."

Apparently Norway and Iceland are O.K. since they aren't as advanced as Japan--You guys can keep killing until you catch up to those smart Japanese folk.


At 9:18 AM, Blogger trisha said...

Haha! Stupid Norwegians.

At 11:24 AM, Blogger she falters to rise said...



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