Last Friday, June 19, the International Whaling Commission released its newest report of the scientific committee’s annual meeting. In it, the committee for the third time in 15 months concluded that there is still no justification for the resumption of Japanese whaling practices.
The assertion by Japan is that the whaling’s purpose is for scientific research.
Japan plans to resume whale hunts- plans to kill 333 minke whales every year: http://t.co/dEFr5mHS0z
— Oceana (@Oceana) June 22, 2015
Japan Says It Will Resume Whaling in the Antarctic http://t.co/IAJSVOV1OE
— Miroslav Georgiev (@mirogeorgiev97) June 24, 2015
— The Cove/OPS (@CoveMovie_OPS) June 23, 2015
There has been significant backlash to this assertion by both the scientific community and general public.
— Earth First! Journal (@efjournal) June 25, 2015
— ABC Environment (@ABCenvironment) June 21, 2015
— SAVE THE DOLPHINS (@SavetheDolphin1) June 21, 2015
The roar of outrage is so large it is not limited to just Japan.
— ♥yuni♥Upgrade♥ (@aquayuni3) June 15, 2015
— F-117JP (@F117J) June 25, 2015
But there are also good ecological developments out there in the world as well. Germany recently announced developmental plans for former Iron Curtain military bases.
— NOVA (@novapbs) June 23, 2015
The area, the former “Death Zone” is being re-purposed for wildlife.
— Phil McKenna (@mckennapr) February 23, 2015
— James Gleave (@jamesgleave1) February 21, 2015
Usually life’s great metaphors are hard to find and unravel, but here we have a beautiful and obvious example of life from death, and humanity’s redemption.
Life is flourishing in the death zone.