[WPC]Banning Whaling[WPC]

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[WPC]Banning Whaling[WPC]

Postby Sendaz » Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:02 pm

Banning whaling
A resolution to increase the quality of the world's environment, at the expense of industry.

Description: Recognising that:

* Overfishing is a serious problem which is depleting the marine environment by upsetting its natural ecosystem.

* Whales are a highly-developed mammal with advanced social and communications systems.

* Whales already face many threats including entanglement in fishing nets, noise disturbance and pollution.

* Whaling has already driven the world's whale population to the brink of extinction before the present moratorium was put in place.

* The current motorised harpoon method of killing whales is barbarous, causing a slow and agonising death to the creature involved.

* There is little that can now be learned from 'scientific whaling'. Scientific enquiry can take place without the need for slaughtering its subjects.

* A voluntary moratorium on whaling is not working. Pro-whaling nations will simply subvert it for their own ends by vote-buying or by abusing so-called 'scientific whaling'.

Proposing that:

* Unlicenced scientific and all commercial whaling are outlawed in international law. Nations that flout this ban are subject to economic sanctions and whalers' boats can be impounded and destroyed.

* A commission is set up by the United Nations to study the effects of overfishing and on other human activities on the marine ecosystem, and to propose solutions. If it sees a genuine need for scientific whaling, then it is empowered to licence limited scientific whaling.

* Indigenous peoples who engage in 'aboriginal whaling' using traditional non-industrial methods and taking only a small number of whales each year, to be exempt from the ban. A register of such peoples to be set up by the UN.
Just biding my time til 2012 when the Ban is finally lifted and the Monkey Hunt can begin.
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Postby Sendaz » Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:33 pm

On a side note in RL.....[url=http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,10198956%255E2703,00.html]Japan to kill more whales, in name of science
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Sorry about the late posting..been a hectic week. In any event, Sendozia will support this measure and encourages it's fellow nations to likewise support this measure. Furthermore Sendozia has extended citizenship to the members of the nomadic sea-gypsy whale community Na'Thul'waa which is based out of our own Barghest Harbor. As such, it will be looked ill upon should any should any of our citizens be "harvested for science" and the offenders can expect retaliation in kind.
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