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    ihope2eatwhales

    It must be said, decrease in whales was not good. More whales is better, we need it for more sustainable whaling.

    Posted in: Australia harpoons Japan's whaling program at U.N. court

  • -2

    ihope2eatwhales

    I know is blog isn't well organised, but if you click on the year links at the bottom he provides the data for most recent years.

    I do not know what you want to say, but I do not see it, anyway. Last data I could see was August 2009. nigelboy gives the link with information from 2009, onwards. I also confused because it does not look like the anti-whaler blog, anyway. Did you stop being anti-whaler?

    Posted in: Japan says it will defend whaling at int'l court

  • -9

    ihope2eatwhales

    Disillusioned,

    If anyone can unequivocally convince me that killing whales for research or for food is necessary I may be swayed

    I am sure, it is impossible to convince you.

    I grew up on the east coast of Oz and was a surf lifesaver and surfer for more than 30 years (I still surf in Japan). When I was a kid I never saw whales on the east coast of Australia, but they are a common sight on the east, west and south coasts of Australia now due to the ban on commercial whaling.

    No, it is due to lack of unsustainable whaling. Not because of ban on sustainable commercial whaling.

    They state there are ample Minki whales now, but is that the original population size? Nobody knows!

    There are 500,000. It is enough to catch small number, such as 1%.

    Whale and krill were balanced before commercial whaling wiped out whale populations throughout the world. Whales are needed to keep krill populations in check!

    Maybe now, humans are needed to keep minke population in check. Also, minke whale taste nice as well.

    For every 'one' pro-whaling point I have 'five' anti-whaling points to refute them.

    You are free to be anti-whaling. However, it does not change law, or fact that whaling will continue.

    If Japan is serious about commercial whaling, they should manage the stocks of whales in the waters around Japan and stop exploiting the populations of whales that are only there because of conservation efforts of the southern hemisphere countries and call it 'research'!

    Australia does no conservation for whales, it just does not hunt them. It is just doing nothing.

    Posted in: Japan's whaling is not science, expert witness tells int'l court

  • -8

    ihope2eatwhales

    Disillusioned,

    Japan will have difficulty refuting Australia's point and justifying a kill quota of a thousand whales a year.

    It is easy. They explain the important research aim, for benefit of the sustainable whaling. This is the purpose of ICRW. And show, even IWC scientific panel uses the data of Japan.

    ICJ judge can not deny such fact, ICJ judge is not whale expert like IWC scientific panel. So, they can not say it is not the science, as Australia defines.

    I do not think Australian case is really serious. Australia Prime Minister just decided it for election in Australia.

    The Japanese have previously stated they are researching the viability of commercial whaling.

    Right. It is the purpose of ICRW. ICJ judges will know it, they are legal experts.

    If they use this and culture to support their case it will be over very quickly for them.

    Culture is not point of ICJ case. I do not understand why you think it will be over quickly. Maybe it already over for Australia, though.

    Posted in: Japan's whaling is not science, expert witness tells int'l court

  • -5

    ihope2eatwhales

    zichi, if you wish to discuss with nigelboy, please tell it to him.

    But, I look at your link, and data is old, 2009. Link from nigelboy shows data from 2009 to 2013. See this one: http://www.market.jafic.or.jp/suisan/fKoukaiMain.aspx

    And this one show amount of whale ("kujira") in "O51" cell as 3946. It is for April 2013. http://www.market.jafic.or.jp/suisan/file/reizo/2013/09syuyou2013_04.xls

    I also compared with graph from your link. 3946 tons does not seem to be big change to amount of whale in storage, since graph of old data.

    Anti-whalers would say, amount of whale is not sold. So amount should be increasing remarkably. But data does not show increase, particularly.

    Thank you nigelboy, for interesting information.

    Posted in: Japan says it will defend whaling at int'l court

  • -14

    ihope2eatwhales

    Citizen2012,

    Can't wait to see how Japan is going to prove that what they are doing is science !!!

    Me too! How can anti-whalers continue to ignore, when ICJ is shown much evidence?

    browny1,

    If JWA by it's own admission, states there are 761,000 fast breeding minke whales in the Southern Ocean (as Zichi pointed out above), what more "essential" data is required?

    To decide the sustainable number, we need to know about natural change in size of population of whales. If number is growing fast, we can take extra. But if number is declining, like population of Japanese people, then we should take lower number.

    When will there be enough research to show that the numbers are healthy for the re- commencement of commercial whaling?

    Already, we know there can be sustainable whaling. Question is, what is best number to catch? This number will change, as time goes by. So the ongoing research is required for it.

    Why doesn't the JWA have the gumption to say we've now established that a population exists for viable hunting, quit the IWC and begin it's practice?

    I think so too, but Japan is very weak country, diplomatically.

    Pride and obstinancy and a lack of guts.

    I agree only for "lack of guts", sad to say.

    zichi, thank you for ICJ link. Maybe I try to watch on weekend.

    Posted in: Japan's whaling is not science, expert witness tells int'l court

  • -5

    ihope2eatwhales

    The sales of Japanese whale meat has been dropping like a stone on a pond, down from about 9,000 tons in 2006 to about 4,000 tons last year.

    zichi, I checked link from nigelboy, it shows the whale in storage is less than 4,000 tons. So, I think you are right that consumption is 4,000 tons, now. OK.

    However, it is difficult to eat more than 4,000 tons of whales, if there is less than 4,000 tons of whales to eat.

    Also, the Icelandic quota of 184 Fin whales for this season are all destined for export to Japan which will further decrease the amount of Japanese whale meat sold

    I have eaten Iceland meat. However, recently Japanese research meat is on sale instead. I do not reduce intake of Japanese meat because of eating Iceland meat. Usually, only one or other is available in my shop. I don't think you need worry about it.

    It won't be long before Iceland is selling more whale meat in Japan than the meat from the fake science.

    I am happy for more Iceland meat to come on sale. I eat less American and Australian beef, because of it.

    Posted in: Japan says it will defend whaling at int'l court

  • -15

    ihope2eatwhales

    I am certain Japan will win.

    Australia cannot prove that Marc Mangel's opinion only is "correct" view of "science".

    Even IWC scientific panel uses data collected by Japan. ICJ will never rule IWC scientific panel is not doing science, in favour of opinion of single scientist.

    Posted in: Japan's whaling is not science, expert witness tells int'l court

  • 0

    ihope2eatwhales

    Great news for both!

    Posted in: Date-Krumm, Nishikori advance at Wimbledon

  • -4

    ihope2eatwhales

    Disillusioned

    Now, you are being funny! Thank you! Whale numbers have increased because pro-whalers have not been allowed to kill them, de sho?

    Whale numbers can increase even when "pro-whalers" kill them.

    It is sustainable whaling.

    We do not seek the unsustainable whaling, which is whaling the decreases numbers of whales.

    Thunderbird2,

    Trouble is I know in my heart that nothing will change until there are no whales left on the planet, and mankind has exterminated another sentient species.

    Please try to use head to think, instead of heart. Maybe then you not so worried.

    Posted in: Australia harpoons Japan's whaling program at U.N. court

  • -4

    ihope2eatwhales

    Disillusioned,

    Why is it funny? Do you disagree that the reason there are increasing whale numbers is because of international conservation efforts and the international ban on commercial whaling?

    Anti-whaler to claim credit for reproduction of whales is ridiculous. Anti-whalers do not do artificial insemination of whales. Whale numbers increase because of NATURE.

    Sustainable whaling is to take less than natural increase.

    Special effort by anti-whalers is not required.

    Do you have another explanation as to why whale numbers are increasing? I would love to hear it!

    Birds and bees. I should not explain in much detail on Japan Today :)

    Then, you can explain to me why Japan feels they have the sole right to commercially harvest them

    Japan does not feel it has sole right. All nation have same rights. It is why IWC was formed. We need to make sure each whaling nations takes number

    Posted in: Australia harpoons Japan's whaling program at U.N. court

  • -3

    ihope2eatwhales

    zichi,

    well the last figure for storage was more than 6,000 tons

    How do you know it? Where is the number? Latest number should be in same place.

    with 4,000 tons consumed last year which is less than previous years....

    How do you know amount consumed each year? Same questions.

    Posted in: Japan says it will defend whaling at int'l court

  • -2

    ihope2eatwhales

    I don't actually know the total figure of meat in storage

    Maybe you can research the total figure, before making many claims about it! (It is just my way of thinking...)

    Posted in: Japan says it will defend whaling at int'l court

  • -13

    ihope2eatwhales

    Disillusioned,

    Cl400 - The main aim of Japanese whale research is to prove commercial whaling is viable -for Japan, which it may very well be, but the only reason it would be viable is due to the conservation efforts of many other countries

    It is funniest thing to read on Japan Today, today.

    Japan has a long history of exploiting other countries for personal gain, this making their cultural defense very true.

    Not a very good comment.

    smithinjapan,

    Everyone with half a brain knows this.

    Maybe, everyone with only half a brain thinks it.

    Only people who still think the planet might just be square and you can fall off the edges truly believes Japan is conducting science.

    Make-believe.

    Posted in: Australia harpoons Japan's whaling program at U.N. court

  • -4

    ihope2eatwhales

    zichi,

    stick your head into the cold storage, they have been full of whale meat for several years

    Before, it was said only 4,000 tons are in storage, now. It is same as amount of consumption you said. It means consumption is same as stock. We cannot eat anymore than this.

    The amount of whale meat currently consumed works out at less than 50 grams per adult per year which shows many people have no interest in it as a foodstuff.

    It shows supply is very limited, if that is all.

    We want the commercial whaling, and whale meat from Iceland because of it.

    Robert Roo,

    Most whale meat is sold as pet food

    Most whale meat is eaten by humans, not pets, I believe. But you claim otherwise, I want to see proof.

    smithinjapan,

    Don't worry, they will once the IWC votes against them, despite the promise to abide by what the IWC rules

    You seem 100% confused. It is ICJ case, not IWC meeting.

    Posted in: Japan says it will defend whaling at int'l court

  • -4

    ihope2eatwhales

    ratpack, Japan already said it would obey ICJ decision.

    zichi, please read second part of my comment. I do not use low food self-sufficiency as reason for whaling. Other person claimed there is much food in Japan, I simply point out it is not so.

    Even so the consumption of whale meat continues to fall to a current level of about 4,000 tons per year compared with 6,000 tons a few years ago.

    Of course. We can not eat the whale meat which does not exist. Do you not hear our ardent desire for the commercial whaling, to boost supply of whale?

    Posted in: Japan says it will defend whaling at int'l court

  • -5

    ihope2eatwhales

    Robert Roo,

    Mike Obrian - you arguement that the west gave up whaling easily as it was mostly for oil and there were substitutes for whale oul is good so japan can do the same as there is plenty of food in Japan..

    Japan has the food self-sufficiency of 40%...

    Japan will do what Japan decides in accordance with international agreement, not what Robert Roo allows.

    Basic situation with whales is as follows: - There are 500,000+ minke whales - Catching 5,000 a year is only 1% (sustainable for minke whales) - ICRW is the whaling agreement - Whales taste good - Moratorium is wrong, but anti-whalers demand science to end it - Japan continues to do the research for future sustainable whaling, until anti-whalers cease obstruction.

    Posted in: Japan says it will defend whaling at int'l court

  • 0

    ihope2eatwhales

    yabits,

    Are you claiming the Japanese are too hapless or inept to develop it? Or just too unmotivated?

    If motivation can develop such a technology, anti-whaling nations such as Australia, US, UK, Germany would already have such a technology.

    There is tracking technology being used for fish and marine mammals today.

    You must be genius. So, please provide detailed steps of how to use tracking technology on huge, fast minke whales.

    From the blood and tissue, scientists could estimate age, gender, pregnancy, etc.

    Where is evidence of such the method? Even Australia has not claimed it to Japan.

    It should not require slaughtering hundreds of samples to get a statistically valid result on any of the tests.

    There are 515,000 minke whales. 850 is less than 0.2%. It is not unreasonably large number.

    And, as the methods of the non-lethal testing become more improved and validated, the need for killing as many whales to validate the data will decrease.

    Japan uses the non-lethal research in feasible cases, it does more such research than Australia.

    But, to aim for the non-lethal methods only, at any cost, is nonsense. ICRW purpose is development of whaling industry. Not development of non-lethal whale research method. Final purpose of research is to support the sustainable whaling in future.

    Posted in: Australian court case against Japanese whaling to begin Wednesday in The Hague

  • -9

    ihope2eatwhales

    Anti-whalers have great freedom to say anything on JapanToday. However anti-whalers can not expect ICJ will ignore evidence of scientific data collected by Japan, which Japan will present.

    Posted in: Japan says it will defend whaling at int'l court

  • -2

    ihope2eatwhales

    cleo, it is the sampling method. Whale does not answer question if one asks "how old?", "pregnant?". You refuse whaling, anyway. Why you pretend to discuss scientific research?

    Posted in: Australian court case against Japanese whaling to begin Wednesday in The Hague

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