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We are being lied to in our faces. Our planet is being used up because it is cheaper for them to do so. We have the means and the will. Now it is time to request what is rightfully ours.
This is the Future Manifesto.
It only asks for a chance.
Every year the famous and intelligent Calderon dolphins in Faroe Island in Denmark are slaughtered and the main participants are young teens.
A celebration, to show that they are adults and mature! In this big celebration, nothing is missing for the fun. Everyone is participating in one way or the other, killing or looking at the cruelty supporting like a spectator.
Is it necessary to mention that the dolphin Calderon, like all the other species of dolphins, it's near extinction and they get near men to play and interact in a way of PURE friendship.
The dolphins don't die instantly; they are cut 1, 2 or 3 times with thick hooks. And at that time the dolphins produce a grim cry like that of a new born child. But he suffers and there's no compassion while this magnificent creature slowly dies in its own blood!
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as seen in Whale Wars, is led by Paul Watson, a man who has dedicated himself and his resources to stopping whaling and saving our oceans. There’s a desperate struggle to save whales taking place in Antarctica right now.
Sea Shepherd has three vessels there now but they need more ships. Greenpeace has two vessels in the pacific capable of helping. Greenpeace raises contributions based on taking direct action in saving the whales but they aren’t present in the battle to save these families of whales.
SSCS has appealed to Greenpeace to Unite and joins forces with SSCS and effectively shut down the illegal Japanese whalers.
The intent of this cause is not to raise money but rather aggregate a mass of people requesting that these iconic environmental organizations set an example for the world and unite in the fight to save the whales. It’s time to put aside the political platforms that divide us and work together in the spirit of compromise and collaboration for all of our greater good. Please join us and share the cause and let’s work together to make this world a better place one action at a time!
Thanks for your time and support!
We are looking to use this petition to increase the pressure on the Provincial and Federal government to eliminate tailing lakes following the latest duck death incident in which over 350 birds died. We are looking for as broad sign-on as possible (ie. landowner, environment, First Nation, student, arts, culture, poverty, women's etc.).
If you are able to send to sign that would be great. If you belong to a group and your group can sign on please send (group name, contact info, city, province/state) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nearly 40 Greenpeace activists including Bruce Cox, Executive Director of Greenpeace have been arrested for peacefully protesting the destruction of the Alberta tar sands.
Those arrested face fines and jail time for their peaceful acts of protest. Despite their plight, these heroes maintain their position and intend fully to return to the fight once they are able. Alberta's premier has labled these people as terrorists, having decided to punish them to the full extent of the law.
Thank you for your support,
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Whaling in Japan goes back to ancient times, by what i have researched on wikipedia, at a Koganji Temple, a scroll is found, the scroll includes a story of a young fisherman. It basically says that two men come up to him, asking if killing fish, aka: Whales, will send them to hell? Well the young man says that if you say sorry to the dead fish, then no! What a lie! Sorry? Well news flash! You killed the oceans fish, and you you think sorry will change that?
In Japan, whale is a popular meat, and it can be made into many recipes. A faous japaneese quote states: There's nothing to throw away from a whale except its voice." Wrong! What selfish people!
For more info go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whaling_in_Japan
7. Alive Utrish
The environmental movement and Ecological Watch on North Caucasus (EWNC), «Alive Utrish», Greenpeace of Russia, WWF of Russia and the International Socio-Ecological Union collect electronic signatures under the open Internet reference to the President of Russia, the Government of the Russian Federation, and the heads of Administration of Krasnodar Territory and the cities of Anapa, Novorossiysk and Gelendzhik about taking effective measures on preservation of the unique natural complexes of subtropical Mediterranean-type forests, located at the Black Sea coast of Russia, including the prohibition of any construction in the territory of these natural systems and the earliest performance of the order of the Government of the Russian Federation № 725-r about the creation of the reserve «Utrish».
- the only typical Eastern Mediterranean landscape at the Black sea cost, which preserved well,
- the habitat of more than 60 species of plants and animals listed in the Red Book of Russia, for many of which it is the only habitat in the territory of our country,
- the seat of growth of relic trees aged up to 600 years,
- the last well-preserved, thanks to its remoteness from major settlements and highways, corner of nature at the Russian Black Sea coast in the extent about 12 km.
In December 2008, in violation of Russian legislation, the construction of a road through the reserve to the Black Sea coast began, destroying on the way the relic juniper, pistachio and other trees. The part of the coast is leased and it is planned to start construction on it. It will destroy the eco-system of Big Utrish and will make impossible the performance of the governmental order of the Russian Federation about creating a reserve in this territory.
Only owing to efforts of ecologists who have organized in Utrish a camp of public resistance and have blocked the way for the machines, the construction of the road has been stopped. However Utrish is still in danger and the constructors can return at any moment. Your voice can help to save its nature.
In 2007, the High Court determined that the Government’s earlier public consultation in 2006 on whether or not to replace existing civil nuclear power stations in the UK was unlawful.
This, the Court declared, was because the consultation breached the Government’s duty to hold a full and effective public consultation under the Aarhus Convention 2003. The Court described the consultation exercise as one which was “very seriously flawed”, “manifestly inadequate”, “seriously misleading” and “wholly insufficient to enable [respondents] to make ‘an intelligent response’”. These enormous failings were held by the Court to have frustrated the public’s legitimate expectation to participate fully and effectively in a decision with potentially very serious environmental and safety implications.
Following this ruling, which it did not contest, the Government decided to hold a new consultation in 2007. However, it failed once again to consult the public fully and effectively.
Instead, some one thousand persons were offered questionnaires on UK civil nuclear power replacement which many recipients considered “not [to be] of appropriate quality”. Among the criticisms made of the exercise were that “positive messages” for nuclear power “were presented as statements of fact” and respondents “were not able to answer the questions in a way that reflected the view they wanted to express” but “were led towards a particular answer” (see ‘Harrison Grant questions nuclear consultation for Greenpeace’, The Lawyer, 21 September 2007 and ‘Scientists take on Brown over nuclear plan’, The Guardian, 4 January 2008).
Following the exercise, a formal complaint was submitted to the UK polling regulator (the Market Research Standards Council).
We therefore petition the Attorney-General to consider whether the Government’s decision in early 2008 to ‘go ahead’ with the replacement of civil nuclear power stations, having assumed that the 2007 constitution has produced a ‘public mandate’ for new build (Guardian, op cit.) may constitute contempt of court.*
If she considers that the Government should be held in contempt, then we petition the Attorney-General to take appropriate subsequent legal action.
*Where contempt includes (a) failure to obey superior courts of record which prescribe certain conduct on one party to a civil action – including the executive since for it to assume itself immune to contempt of court would, as Templeman LJ ruled, be for it “to obey the law as a matter of grace not of necessity” (M v Home Office  1 AC 377) – and (b) from which it is no defence to claim that what would otherwise constitute contempt of court was committed in the discharge or purported discharge of official duties (M v Home Office; R v City of London Magistrates’ Court, ex p Green  3 All ER 551))
So many people these days seem to think that the environment is none of their business. They carry on putting paper in with the rubbish and leaving TVs on standby. But if we carry on like this for much longer, we will have no future as a civilization.
Without the trees, the carbon emissions increase. This is causing the polar ice caps to melt rapidly. If the West Antarctic ice sheet melts completely, sea levels worldwide will rise 20 feet. If the Greenland ice sheet melts, the sea levels will rise another 20 feet. This will cause untold damage to seaside communities like the islands of Tuvalu in the South Pacific. The highest point in the small country is around 4 metres above sea level. When the sea rises, it will be wahed away, along with 11,000 lives.
The way to avoid this is recycling. Some people will continue to put paper in with the rubbish just to spite us. If you're one of those people, I'm here to tell you, it's not funny and it's not clever. If your too lazy to sort out your own rubbish, then it should be YOU getting killed by global warming, not the 11,000 innocent people who could be washed away when Tuvalu goes under.
In WW2, the government didn't ask us to VOLUNTARILY eat less to help us win the war. They MADE us live on rations. Which, of course, was excatly the right thing to do. The same ethic needs to be applied in this case.
We MUST make recycling compulsory, before it's too late.
The Japanese Government and the pacifist people it represents are on a collision course with Australasia over whaling.
It is bad enough that they continue to slaughter the relatively small minke whales on spurious research grounds. Or that they kill highly intelligent dolphins, or that they continue to blindly overfish migratory tuna to the extent these mighty fish will one day be gone. Now they are proposing to kill fin whales and the mysterious and gentle humpbacks, both species that are still threatened.
Hunted to the brink, humpbacks have been protected since 1986 when commercial whaling was banned. Now Japan is embarking on the biggest cull since that time, sheltering behind a deceitful "scientific research" programme. After killing tens of thousands of whales over the past two decades, despite ever increasing protests, the only question that remains unanswered is how many more will be harpooned before Japan drops the pretence and admits it is once again a commercial whaler.
Japan must be left in no doubt their actions in the southern ocean are deeply offensive and must be resisted on every possible front.
Read more at dompost.co.nz
Signatures on this petition may be published in The Dominion Post. They will also be forwarded to the Japanese embassy.
UPDATE: June 2005
In June, the International Whaling Commission (IWC), whose almost 60 member countries oversee worldwide whale conservation, will hold its annual meeting in Ulsan, South Korea. This year, as befits the complicated politics of international whaling, the eyes of the world will be riveted on the host country. That's because, as an IWC member increasingly aligned with aggressive pro-whaling nations, Korea's vote will likely be decisive in determining the long term fate of the great whales and other threatened marine mammals.
As in prior years, the debate at Ulsan will focus on whether to lift the ban on commercial whaling. This year, there is a greater than ever threat that this will occur, and Korea holds a linchpin vote. An IWC member since 1978, South Korea supported the 1982 ban on commercial whaling imposed by the IWC and officially prohibited domestic whaling. Recently, though, Korea has regularly voted with the pro-whaling countries of Japan, Iceland, and Norway to subvert the 1982 agreement.
The IWC was created by whaling countries in 1946 in response to the alarming whale population decline due to large scale commercial whaling activities. The commission was hard pressed to fulfill its mandate because whalers routinely exceeded their permissible take and inaccurately reported the numbers of whales killed. By the 1970s, 8 out of 10 species of great whales covered by the IWC treaty were commercially extinct.
Korea is uniquely positioned to make the difference by divorcing itself from such subterfuge carried out on its soil. By taking a strong stand for whales, by resisting the pressure of the whaling nations, and by defending the extant ban on commercial whaling, Korea can ensure that the future will judge Ulsan as a turning point, a moment when humanity found its right relationship to the majestic creatures of the sea.
The best outcome of this year's meeting would be the creation of an additional sanctuary in the South Atlantic, championed by Argentina and Brazil. With a change of heart at Ulsan, Korea could achieve lasting distinction as the nation which truly granted safe harbor to the whales.
In June 2000 the International Whaling Commission voted to not support the South Pacific Whale Sanctuary. In 1998 over 1100 whales were killed for profit, despite the worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling.
Some species are still on the brink of extinction. By 1990 the Blue Whale numbers had been reduced from over 250,000 to just 1,000. It is time to put a stop to commercial whaling and find a permanent solution to protect whales.