On the day that many of our elected officials forgot what we mandated them to do, - end whaling - and seem to believe that their job is to reward the whalers with what they want - legal whaling, scientists in the US have called for an end to the "inhumane" slaughter of dolphins in Japan. But how can we save dolphins that swim in the waters of Japan if countries are not willing to stop them on the highs seas.
What are countries like Sweden doing trying to destabilize the EU's opposition to whaling with their unfettered support for Greenland's thirst for more whales? Their actions are precipitating an enfeebled EU that is unable to organize itself to oppose commercial whaling whilst Norway, Iceland and Japan simply kill more whales until the blackmail the conservation-led countries into giving in.
Its a sad day when the IWC proposes the killing of humpbacks, sei, sperm, minke, Bryde's and fin whales - All because the whalers want them!
Which countries will step forward and take up the mantle that Sweden and Denmark are stripping from the shoulders of the EU? Who will champion the whales now?
WDCS experts will be at the IWC Meeting this week to give whales a voice. You can get up-to-the minute news about these discussions from our expert in attendance by following WDCS on twitter http://twitter.com/WHALES_org and at http://twitter.com/alleyesonIWC"