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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:16 pm 
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I am not sure if the moderators will let me do this, but if you are reading this they obviously did! In one week, the International Whaling Commission will hold its final vote on a proposal to legalise commercial whale hunting for the first time in a generation.

There are only around 50 individuals left of some species.

If you believe that the IWC should continue to ban commercial whaling, please go to the online petition organised by Avaaz, the international lobbying group, and add to the 650 000 signatures already there.

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/whales_last ... 443&v=6634

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:34 pm 
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done and done. Whaling despicable. Up there (or down there) with seal cub clubbing. Dare one enthuse rather crassly that whales rock? Hey, apparently even their defecation offsets their carbon tail print.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:33 pm 
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Signed.

Can whales really leave a carbon print? :?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:50 pm 
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Thanks for alerting us Amber. Duly signed.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Hate anything to do with whaling, signed , and thank you Amber :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:26 pm 
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Well, I Googled it and whales can offset their footprint in the way described, but nowhere can I find anything which tells me how they get a carbon footprint in the first place. I'd be REALLY interested in finding this out if anyone knows?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:26 am 
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Snowdrops wrote:
Well, I Googled it and whales can offset their footprint in the way described, but nowhere can I find anything which tells me how they get a carbon footprint in the first place. I'd be REALLY interested in finding this out if anyone knows?
At the risk of lowering the tone I would imagine a mammal that size generates quite a lot of gas :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:00 am 
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Just like cows :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:17 am 
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Yes, I know what you're saying. But to me, I don't see how any animal in the world can have a carbon footprint. Surely the world is a natural place and each animal (for animal read insect, fish, human being etc) is finely balanced in and with nature and, as long as the animal is doing what was intended for it (ie: humans not driving cars/oil/flying) there wouldn't be a footprint.

To me, whales and cows are natural 'elements' of the world and therefore what they 'do' couldn't be construed as damaging the earth.

Sometimes I think I just don't understand what people are trying to prove with all this. Cars, aeroplanes, plastic bags, washing powders, bleaches and dyes yes, I understand. But natural things? It's like pc gone mad all over again :(

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:37 am 
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hear hear. :D


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