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South Korea Firms Plan to Re-start Scientific Whaling

Posted: July 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, Socially Engineerd | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on South Korea Firms Plan to Re-start Scientific Whaling

South Korea Plans to Re-start Scientific Whaling26 years after a global moratorium on commercial whaling was put in place, South Korea’s decision to resume hunting whales for scientific research has dismayed environmental campaigners and stunned other members of the International Whaling Commission.

South Korea’s plans to start a so-called scientific whaling program have been widely condemned by politicians and environmental groups. South Korean delegates confirmed the plan to kill whales in coastal waters at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Panama this morning, saying they wanted to start hunting minke whales under a loophole that allows the killing of whales for scientific research.

They said fishermen had been calling for the whales to be killed because “an increasing number of minke whales are eating away large amount of fish stocks which should be consumed by human being.” At the sometimes heated talks, South Korea said it would announce later how many whales it would kill and when, but insisted that it did not need foreign approval.

Whale meat remains highly popular along the east coast of South Korea, which maintained a large whaling fleet based in the southeastern port of Ulsan until the moratorium on commercial whaling was put in place in 1986. Last year, South Korean fishermen accounted for 21 out of the 23 cases of illegal whaling reported to the IWC :: Read the full article »»»»


Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Claims Green Groups Funded by CIA

Posted: March 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Business News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Claims Green Groups Funded by CIA

Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Claims Green Groups Funded by CIAAustralian mining magnate Clive Palmer has outlandishly accused the United States Government of funding environmental group Greenpeace via theCIA to undermine Australia’s coal mining sector. Palmer made the extraordinary claim over Greenpeace’s plan to use the court system to tie up coal mining applications.

Palmer is apparently angry at Greenpeace’s plan to use lawyers to thwart future coal mining projects and claims funding is coming from US environmental charity the Rockefeller Foundation. He alleges it is funded by the CIA and says it is trying to harm Australia’s industry and help American interests.

Palmer referred to a paper produced by environmental group Greenpeace which calls for action to stop the expansion of the Queensland coal industry. Greenpeace’s plans were leaked to the media earlier this month as it organises a campaign to raise $6 million to fund legal battles against controversial coal mining projects across Australia. Read the full article »»»»