Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tragedy, Disaster, and Unrelenting Hatred

I had originally intended to write a long detailed post on Butyric Acid this week, but current events have taken over.
While most people's thoughts are with everyone in Japan, the deceased, the homeless, people who've just witnessed their entire life erode away before them... while most people can empathize on some level, even if it's just through CNN or BBC... there are some who think this is some sort of "karma".
Anti-whalers never cease to amaze me in how low they will sink. How utterly and completely their hate engulfs them. But even this is a new and terrible low.

What follows are a few screenshots taken in about 5 minutes from Facebook.
Japanese posters have already made an even more comprehensive compilation from twitter.

If you're wondering how I got some of these, try searching yourself.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Legality of Whaling, Part II: Research

When you get down to it, the idea that "Research is Illegal" is based on
1. Opinion and bias. People want to believe it is illegal, so they assume there is no research.
However, documentation with the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) Scientific Committee puts that to rest.

IWC's Scientific Committee has reviewed both of ICR's research programs, JARPA and JARPN, several times. Never has the scientific validity of their research been brought into question by this group of scientists from around the world.
IWC Scientific Committee Review of JARPA 1997
IWC Scientific Committee Review of JARPA 2006
IWC Scientific Committee Review of JARPN 2007

IWC Scientific Committee Review of JARPN 2009