Australian government has taken Japan to International Court
of Justice for lying to the International Whaling Commission
about the purpose of its whaling.
Australia's Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, who presented
the case to the international court, said Japan "was
doing commercial whaling up to the introduction of the moratorium
in the Southern Ocean. After the moratorium, they simply
rebadged it as a scientific program."
Bill Campbell QC, the legal adviser to Australian government
on international law, accused Japan of seeking "to cloak
its commercial whaling under the labcoat of science." And
believes that what Japan has done "simply isn't science".
Japan is found to take up to 935 minke whales a year and
sell the product into various places in Japan. As a result
of Japan's whaling, more than 10,000 whales, one of the most
endangered marine species in the world, have been killed
since 1988. (abc.net.au)
Yesterday, Japanese government mounted an attack against
Australia,saying its legal action over Japan's whaling activity
is "politicisation of science", "an affront
to the dignity" of Japan" and that "the traditions
and cultures of people are sacrificed to appease other people's
sentiments and selective moral judgment". (theaustralian.com.au)
Good argument from Japan. However, we would like to remind
everyone that during the WWII, Japanese doctors performed
live autopsy on a large number of Chinese, Russians and
other Western prisoners of war, also in the name
of Cruelty - Eat Living Beings Alive
A frog was delivered to a dinning table by a Japanese iron
chef. The little creature seems in panic and thinking it
might be tortured to death. Yet what it is going to experience
would certainly beyond its limited imagination.
Its tummy was swiftly sliced open by the chef's sharp knife
and all its internal organs are pulled out. Some of the contents
were trashed while the rest were chopped into chunks and
displayed around its head that still remains conscious with
eyes wide open and moving.
For several times it collapsed, falling back with paws stretched
out jerking and twitching, but was restored to an upright
position - even with fatal injuries, Japanese victims are
not allowed to express its pain.
A Japanese woman dips a piece of raw meat in source ...
"hmmm, yammy," she grumbled with a mouthful of
raw flesh, while the frog could do nothing but watches its
own meat to be eaten by her.
It looks tearful, because it is still alive.
Lacking of empathy and respect for life is a significant
attribute of Japanese tradition and culture, and Japanese
soldiers' shocking acts of eating
prisoners of war alive during the WWII is just its ultimate