Sunday, January 22, 2006

Whales - part 3

Firstly, I wish to apologise for my topic yesterday about Paris Hilton. My human told me that he couldn't believe that I had stooped so low to even consider that bimbo as a topic of discussion. You know, he was right. I'm very sorry.

Now for much more meaningful matters.

I've previously written on two occasions about whales.

It is very sad that the Northern Bottle-nosed whale which made its way up the River Thames didn't survive the rescue attempt. There must be so many disappointed and crest-fallen Londoners who were hoping for the whale to be saved.



See - BBC News

In 1988, three California Gray whales were trapped by the Arctic icepack near Point Barrow, Alaska. The whole world watched (assisted by a media circus) and after millions of dollars spent, the whales eventually reached open sea.



More recently, Greenpeace has been trying to thwart the hunting of whales in the Southern Ocean by Japanese whalers undertaking "scientific research". If the world cares about one whale in London, and those three in Alaska which needed to be rescued/saved because of accidental navigation, then what about those being hunted?

People should be concerned about whales all the time and not just when it makes a nice story in the media.



My human was surprised but pleased to see someone he knew on the TV news heading the Greenpeace campaign to stop Japanese killing whales.

We may not always agree with Greenpeace's methods, but nobody else is doing anything about this travesty.

LINKS
- Greenpeace Australia Pacific
- Greenpeace International

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.

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Today was very hot again. I spent most of the time napping and staying still. I even forbade my human to do his chores, especially using the vacuum cleaner as that darn machine generates even more heat blowing hot air out.

If only we could swap about 15 temperature Celsius degrees with Moscow.

keisercat@wildmail.com

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Anonymous fi, elle, bijou said...

so sad ... we cried ...

fi, elle & bijou

Monday, 23 January, 2006  
Blogger The chick said...

Poor thing - I too know what it is like to be torn out of my natural habitat.

I was looking out for the whale from my balcony when I was back in Blighty, so I could offer to lend a paw, but alas I didnt spot it.

Monday, 23 January, 2006  

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