Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Whale Poop

(Artist credit: Jeff Wilkie)

It's in the poop ... whale poop that is.

The Japanese whalers have zero need to be hunting these mammals for "scientific purposes." All they need is the poop.

Read more here: Crap Science Beats Lethal Methods

Speaking of the whaling hunt currently underway in our Southern Oceans, Greenpeace finally has an update, and so far, it's not good.

For a country that claims they are doing all of this killing in the name of science, they sure are doing their devious best to hide and to ensure this is as much of a covert operation as possible. 69% of the Japanese citizens are opposed to their country's whaling, and yet it's their taxes that are paying for Japan's military to be out there ensuring that Sea Shepherd and Greenpeace are basically blindfolded and handcuffed.

Read more: The Race to Save 1000 Whales

One of the last great wilderness frontiers we have on this planet is up in Alaska near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But shhh, don't tell that to the oil companies because they could give a crap. All they want is their oil.

It's now up to the courts whether or not Shell will be allowed to drill. Alaskan citizens and various environmental groups are, of course, protesting allowing any drilling to take place, much less allowing for drilling to be done for "exploratory purposes."

Read more here: Court Asked to Block Alaska Oil Drilling

Haven't people learned from the oil spill recently in San Fransisco? Accidents happen. So for Shell to say: .."they have conducted a thorough environmental analysis and measures in place already protect whales and other wildlife. They also emphasized the drilling is for exploration only and oil extraction would require more study," is bullshit.

The polar bears are already struggling to survive and have become an endangered species. Orcas, Belugas, and other whales and mammals call this area their home. Even exploratory drilling can do irreparable harm to the wildlife of this region.

There's going to come a day when all we'll have left of our sea and land friends, are memories or pictures.

We don't need more oil. Our planet is just about out of places left for humanity to destroy and / or to exploit.



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