Friday, January 13, 2006

Whales endangered by Norway and Iceland too...

Apparently Japan isn't the only one out there...I thought Norway had stopped whaling, but not so. Iceland has started whaling again, and although their take is small, it does contravene the international agreement. Is there no consortium of countries who can apply pressure?

Several sci-fi books come to mind. Ursula LeGuin's "The World for World is Forest" and Alan Dean Foster's "Cachalot" are two off the top of my head that warn us against rapaciously treating our fellow inhabitants of the universe.

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