I’m not sure that I’m ready to forgive CBS this opening sentence:
An effort to free whales from SeaWorld by claiming they were enslaved made a splash in the news but flopped in court Wednesday.
It’s just the tiniest bit tedious in its punditry.
PS: Via Drudge, obviously.
PS: Due to PETA, just as obviously. I’d go eat some orcas in response, except that I actually like orcas.
A lot of people seem to think that this formal – or form – letter by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke “certifying” that Iceland is in violation of the International Whaling Convention’s moratorium on, well, whaling is a fairly significant step in getting Iceland to choose between whaling and sanctions; but if you read it, you’ll see that Iceland’s been certified as being in violation for almost a decade now. Despite breathless commentary like this of sanctions being threatened (or even about to be threatened), nothing of the sort has happened. Continue reading #rsrh Obama continues to fail to Save The Whales.
Now he’s just messing with us:
The Obama administration is leading an effort within the International Whaling Commission to lift a 24-year international ban on commercial whaling for Japan, Norway and Iceland, the remaining three countries in the 88-member commission that still hunt whales.
[Environmental] groups have run ads in major newspapers highlighting Obama’s campaign promise in 2008 to “strengthen the moratorium on commercial whaling,” adding that “allowing Japan to continue commercial whaling is unacceptable.”
Continue reading White House breaks campaign promise on commercial whaling ban.