What makes someone want to see commercial whaling resume. Of course there are those few individuals in each of the so-called ‘whaling countries’ who are able to financially benefit in huge ways from whaling, but what drives someone like Chairman William Hogarth to see the deaths of thousands of whales as a ‘political solution’. Maybe its expediency, maybe it’s a personal sense of achievement in an environment where ones peers admire ‘diplomatic’ solutions (maybe we should substitute ‘simplomatic’ here). What ever it is, I would suggest that those who are trying to rush through an new agreement to allow commercial whaling resume whilst new administration is bedding down, are not responding to the democratic will of their nation but are, at best pursuing the redundant views of an outgoing government, and at worst, their personal ambitions and views.
Its time that those who are appointed to represent us do just that, represent us and not the interests of others such as the `Japanese, Norwegians or Icelanders.
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