I hate seeing people trying to pass off their concern for the whales as being environmentally or morally based. myfootprint.org rates the average australian as needing 7.6 global hectares per person where as Japan only requires 4.8 global hectares per person. Before they criticise the the Japanese they should consider the price the environment shouts them for their lunch.
I’m fine with animal rights/liberation, but these people concentrating on whaling makes about as much sense to me as driving across town to the ‘environmental fair’ just to fill in a sunday afternoon. IMNSHO, if you have a real concern for the environmental impact of food production, strike out against the cattle market first and foremost.
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Update: I submitted an edited version of this to the Advertiser’s editorial and it was published 24/June. Not a fantastic letter, but it made the press :) yippee! I’ll upload a photo of it later tonight