Thursday, December 6, 2007

If Whales Could Scream ...

(Artist Credit: Jean Luc Bozzoli)

Excellent article written at Wired about the Japan Whale hunt.


Of course, using the word "culture" is a smokescreen anyway. This isn't about culture. Like almost everything else in the world that stains the human spirit, this is about greed.

Read more here: Slaughtering Whales as an Expression of 'National Culture'

To get to the heart of the matter in a graphic way (at least via words), the following link is not for the faint of heart: If Whales Could Scream, the Killing Would Stop

The inhumane manner of whale hunting, via the use of explosives, is absolutely sickening. And it's an insult to the intelligence of everyone for Japan to justify it by slapping the whole thing with a scientific or cultural defense.

There's a lot of debate about whether Global Warming is fact or fiction, truth or a hoax.

Personally, I think it's a combination of humanity's abuse of the planet and natural cycles / changes.

Regardless of where one stands on this issue, I think everyone can agree that if each of us did our part to take care of our Earth, to help keep it clean, to help protect our plants, animals, land and seas, and to minimize the impact of our own dirty footprints, it would be a better world. Instead of arguing over who is right, who is wrong, and criticizing everyone who has a different point of view, the fact remains that we are partially, if not largely, responsible for the damage we do to our planet.

Be sure to check out this site: The Last Iceberg It's absolutely stunning.

These are also incredible photos: Ice Wave




  1. I just don't understand whale hunting. In general, I don't support interference with other countries, but in this case, the international community should put a stop to it.

  2. Normally, I share the same philosophy in regards to non-interference with other countries ... unfortunately, in this case, this is just flat out abuse, is happening in international waters, and against a species that is still vulnerable. It's disheartening ...