19 de dez de 2010

Why Japan Keeps Whaling ?

‘In the Japanese bureaucracy, losing subsidies and jurisdiction is considered a very bad thing, and the amakudari posts at the ICR are very important to the Fisheries Agency,’he says.‘If there was big money involved, maybe it would be addressed. But it’s a pretty nationalistic issue and for such tiny money, why would you stop it?’

Click for a great article on japanese whaling. In a way, the ICR and the IWC have created a moto-continuum....

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