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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Japan to resume Whaling operations in the near future?

According to an article entitled, "Japan temporarily suspends Antarctic whaling" I found at a Chinese news agency ( Xinhua News Agency) Japan apparently is only suspending its Antarctic whaling operations, and not stopping them! We should have guessed that this was going to happen. In the article I found this statement,

"The Japanese whalers plan to resume hunting when conditions are deemed safe."  This means that they will resume this awful killing when the Sea Shepard society runs out of finances or the capacity to interrupt the Japanese whaling fleet.  (source

Why aren't nation states willing to get involved in this killing of whales? The Japanese say they are involved in "scientific research" as a cover for their commercial whaling activities. Not only is Japan acting in  
defiance of international laws and agreements relating to whales, so are other countries such as Iceland,
see: ,  To see a list of countries which are engaged in whaling at the present time (in defiance of international law) please click on the following link:

 At the following website I found the best estimate of how many whales are actually left on our Planet:  If countries allow Whales to go extinct with their greed and selfishness, this certainly says a great deal about us as a species doesn't it??  The extinction of such an important species of Whales could have devasting implications for other life in the ocean and our own survival as a species.

Dr Ray Gambell who is the International Whaling Commission's Secretary stated this regarding the implications pertaining to the extinction of all whales on this planet:

" We are concerned about all the changes to the environment that we're beginning to see, such as climate change, ozone depletion, pollution. All of these things are having an impact on the oceans but it is impossible to predict at this time just what the effect will be on whales. By the same token, if whales, for whatever reason, were no longer in the ocean, their impact on all the other organisms with which they interact is so complicated that we can scarcely ask what will happen." (source:   )  

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.