Japen bribing other countries to try to end Whaling ban

United States
June 13, 2010 11:27am CST
It is being reported that Japan is trying to "buy" votes to overturn the ban on whaling. They are offering aid, money, and women to 6 countries in return for their vote on the International Whaling Commission (IWC). http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7149091.ece What do you think about this? Should the ban be overturned? Should Japan get into trouble for it's unethical actions?
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
13 Jun 10
Wow!! These are real serious charges levied against Japan. If these can be proved, then Japan would be in serious trouble in international forums. But I am bit weary about these kind of exposes as they are more aimed at sensationalism rather than any real good for the society. So I will rather watch how times take this forward. Personally I feel that the whaling ban should stand and hunting of whales should not be done. Cheers! Ram
• United States
13 Jun 10
You are right...these are serious charges. We will have to wait and see what happens with it...but if proven Japan could be in a lot of trouble.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
13 Jun 10
If proven then I am pretty sure that Japan would be heavily fined. Also their say in organizations such as UN will be reduced!! Cheers! Ram