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UK's Johnson takes stand against 'cruel' Japanese whaling: The Telegraph

 

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures at a media briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in Downing Street, London, Britain January 15, 2021. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is taking a stand against "cruel" Japanese whaling, The Telegraph newspaper said on Friday, after a minke whale became caught in fishing nets for 19 days before being killed by fishermen this week.

 

Drone footage of the trapped whale in the port of Taiji captured the world's attention and received flak from animal rights activists and environmentalists across the world.

 

"At a time when we are already seeing the tragic and irreversible destruction of our natural world, with the sea increasingly pumped full of plastics and climate change threatening entire ecosystems, it is more important than ever to take a stand against the cruel practice of whaling," Johnson told the newspaper.

 

The Foreign Office is also raising the issue with counterparts in Japan, the report added.

 

A Japanese fleet caught whales in 2019 in the country's first commercial hunt in more than three decades, a move that aroused global condemnation.

 

Taiji is known for its annual dolphin hunt.

 

(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Nick Macfie)

 

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Hear hear, Boris.  I can agree with you on something.   Absolutely barbaric Japanese custom. And that goes for Norway, Iceland, Peru, South Korea, Russia and Faroe Islands too who still

Good about time someone had a go at the Japs over this, well done Boris

1,250 people dead in a single day again and Bozo doing his "look over there!" act again.

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Agree with Boris on this one, even if it is just a side diversion.

 

i am sure that will go down well when he is negotiating the new trade agreement with Japan. 
 

The Brits also recently were complaining about the coconut monkeys. About a month ago I was looking at some land and we heard moaning and a hand raised in the grass. 
 

A 21 year old Thai bloke had been picking coconuts on the unoccupied land and fell. He had been there for a few hours already and was covered in ants already. If we hadn’t of decided to take a look at the land, nobody would have found him and he would have died, as the owner of the land doesnt live there.
Broke his back, ruined his life. 
 

At least the monkey was ok.
 

 

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19 minutes ago, Natai Beach said:

Agree with Boris on this one, even if it is just a side diversion.

 

i am sure that will go down well when he is negotiating the new trade agreement with Japan. 
 

The Brits also recently were complaining about the coconut monkeys. About a month ago I was looking at some land and we heard moaning and a hand raised in the grass. 
 

A 21 year old Thai bloke had been picking coconuts on the unoccupied land and fell. He had been there for a few hours already and was covered in ants already. If we hadn’t of decided to take a look at the land, nobody would have found him and he would have died, as the owner of the land doesnt live there.
Broke his back, ruined his life. 
 

At least the monkey was ok.
 

 

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Johnson may be doing the Japanese a favor. Whaling is not even a viable commercial enterprise in Japan.


"The Japanese government subsidises whaling to the tune of nearly US$10 million per year."
https://au.whales.org/our-4-goals/stop-whaling/whaling-in-japan/#:~:text=As a result high subsidies,US%2410 million per year.

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1 hour ago, spiekerjozef said:

Yes whaling is on everyone's mind at the moment...

 

10 minutes ago, Dagfinnur Traustason said:

Yeah, he has nothing else to do, right?

So? Besides covid and the economy there are other important issues as well.

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