Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to hunt whales we go...

What if your job was to go smiling and whistling off to the bow of a ship to fire an exploding harpoon gun at a whale?

Or to sharpen up a big (BIG) knife and slice huge fillets off the side of a whale?

Would you say it was a rough job, but hey it's worth it for the health insurance and 401(k)?

It's that time of year again, when Japan's whaling ships go to work doing the so-called scientific whale hunting that has been much argued in the last couple of decades.

The Australian government objected, in the person of ex-rocker Peter Garrett, and anti-whaling activists vowed to go whistling off to work harassing the whalers.

Meanwhile, US fishermen continue to string spider webs of ropes in the way of critically endangered right whales.

What's wrong with this picture? (and I don't mean just the drawing and photos)

1 comment:

Angela said...

Ugh. I can't even look at the pictures.