Kill the stupid whales

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Last updated on July 12th, 2017 at 11:23 am

Japan suspends its hunt for Hello Humpback Whaleys, presumably delighting eco types everywhere. But possibly not Tim Flannery, who – as Free Will’s Aaron recently discovered – was pro whaling only four years ago:

Less intelligent whale species are much like sheep and should be sustainably hunted, says one of the nation’s most influential environmental scientists, Tim Flannery.

In a controversial paper to be published in next week’s Quarterly Essay, Dr Flannery, author, mammalogist and director of the South Australian Museum, says whale protection has departed from “environmental logic” …

Speaking yesterday, Dr Flannery said: “I think the Japanese are right. They are actually trying to create a sustainable whaling industry.”

Further to Flannery’s 2003 views – on a subject he’s actually qualified in, being a mammalogist – here.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/22/2007 at 11:15 AM
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