Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Aussies Join the Whaling Fight

(Artist credit: Andrew Forrest)

Here's some good news. A shout out to the Australian government for following through on their promise to protest the Japanese whaling.

Ships and planes will be en route in the next few days where they will gather photographic and video evidence of the whale slaughter. Legal action will hopefully be taken and maybe one day in the not too distant future, this will all be a thing of the past.

Read more here:

Ships, Planes to Lead Anti-Whaling Push

Customs Ship to Shadow Japanese Whalers

Deaths Possible, if Whalers, Protesters Clash

Continue to show your support with the Sea Shepherd and Greenpeace organizations. Without them, and without the millions of folks all over the planet protesting and supporting the end of whaling, more of these mammals would be killed.

Speaking of Greenpeace, their ship "The Esperanza set sail yesterday morning out of Auckland to take on the Japanese whaling ships in the seas surrounding Antarctica."

The patterns of these whaler's are well known by Greenpeace and they have 38 international activists on board who are not only passionate about this cause, but also very experienced.

The area that is being scoped is quite large and will be quite challenging all around. But hopefully, between Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd, and now the Australian government getting involved, they'll be a force to be reckoned with against these whalers.

Read more here: Greenpeace Takes on Whaling Ships

It's been long suspected that dolphins have their own language. After extensive studies, the scientific community can now confirm this.

The Language of Dolphins

Can a dolphin or whale sue an oil exploration firm? Japan casts its greedy net far and wide, without any regard for our planet's marine mammals.

Pinoy Dolphins vs Japan Firm


They asked for oral arguments to be scheduled so they could present expert witnesses to prove that the marine ecosystem will be irreversibly damaged if the oil exploration, drilling and blasting will continue.

After a seismic survey in the Tañon Strait in May 2005, a study by marine scientists showed a 50 to 70 percent drop in fish catch; the average catch of 10 to 15 kilos was reduced to two to three kilos a day.

They said the continuous drilling and underwater blasting in the Tañon Strait produced ear-splitting and piercing level of decibels at five to 20 second intervals, affecting the seal mammals.

Environment advocates set up a website calling for the stoppage of the oil drilling and so far 500 all over the world have signed for it.

“We have sympathizers from all over the world including scientists who have asked and pleaded with our government to listen to the experts and stop the oil drilling. We will furnish copies of the manifestations to the Supreme Court and our government agencies,” said Ramos in an interview.

Let's hope our dolphin and whale friends get their day in court .. and win.




  1. Thanks for your continuing coverage on this issue. I'm going to become a supporter of Greenpeace, they certainly are worthy.

  2. I'm glad :-)

    Have a great trip down south HM ..