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 Cnn.com
"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.