Re: NANFA-- OT - Norway to export Whale products.

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 11:32:21 -0500

The bottom line about whales--no one in Norway, Iceland or Japan is starving
and dependent on whales for food. It's unbelievably self-righteous that
these suckers insist on a whale meat market. My immediate reaction is to
hope that some group like the Sea Shepherds is able to actively interfere.

Your mileage may vary, of course...

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

>Tuesday January 16 10:24 AM ET
> Norway to Lift Ban on Whale Exports -- Report
> OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to lift a ban on
>exports of whale products like blubber in defiance of
> international restrictions, Norway's NTB news
>agency said on Monday.
> Norway resumed whale hunts in 1993 despite an
>international moratorium but has refused to allow exports until
> now, insisting that whaling is solely to meet
>domestic needs for meat. Whalers have for years pushed to export
> blubber and other products to Japan.
> NTB gave no sources for its report.
> Foreign Ministry spokesman Karsten Klepsvik
>declined comment but said that Foreign Minister Thorbjoern
> Jagland and Fisheries Minister Otto Gregussen
>would hold a news conference at 1515 GMT.

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