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Flights, girls and cash buy Japan whaling votes June 15, 2010

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A SUNDAY TIMES investigation has exposed Japan for bribing small nations with cash and prostitutes to gain their support for the mass slaughter of whales.

The undercover investigation found officials from six countries were willing to consider selling their votes on the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

The revelations come as Japan seeks to break the 24-year moratorium on commercial whaling. An IWC meeting that will decide the fate of thousands of whales, including endangered species, begins this month in Morocco.Thanks Michelle Hester.

Flights, girls and cash buy Japan whaling votes – Times Online.

Swimming With Whales August 25, 2009

Posted by tkcollier in Cool photos, Enviroment.
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divingwithwhalesIn the deep blue waters of the South Pacific, cameraman Marco Queral gets up close and personal with a humpback whale.

The experienced diver even seems to be hitching a lift on the flipper of the 50ft female. Queral, 42, who has spent 17 years taking such remarkable pictures, said: ‘Whales are extremely intelligent. Just like humans, they have their own mind and come with strong personalities. Click the link below for more pictures.

via The underwater dance of David and Goliath: Diver perches on the fin of friendly 50ft humpback whale | Mail Online.

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