Underreported: Laos, Japan, and the Future of Whaling

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Laos has agreed to join the International Whaling Commission at Japan's request, and is very likely to support Tokyo's pro-whaling campaign. Yet Laos is landlocked and has no whaling interests. On the second part of today's Underreported, we look into allegations that Japan is plying poorer countries with exchange for pro-whaling votes in the upcoming IWC meeting in Alaska. Joel Reynolds, Marine Mammals Expert for the NRDC, joins us.


Joel Reynolds

Comments [2]

suli thamm from nyc, ny usa

I hope laos doesn't support in whale hunting. That would be a nightmare. I have to take back my first comment if it is the case. STOP WHALES HUNTING, KILLING.

May. 29 2007 11:37 AM
suli thamm from nyc, ny usa

I think it is about time that Laos has participate in the larger scale community to support any causes for the better world to save any endangered spicies. One doesn't need to have a vast ocean or whales to support the cause in saving them. It shows the world that Laos might be a poor country to someone's standard, but I am so pround to be born in Laos as an Laotian American to pronounce that I am very liberal and i am sure many Laotians are v ery open minded, willing to learn to accept and to enrich our lives if the circumstances permit. We, Laotians as a whole are very progressive if given time, space like any countries in our planet. After all, we should support any causes which are related to save endangered spicies and our planet earth, our home for all humanity either rich or poor, fortunates or unfortunates.

May. 29 2007 11:32 AM

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