Hacker group Anonymous warns Japan on whaling

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    Aug 05, 2013 4:36 AM GMT
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    In a message recently posted on YouTube, the hacker group Anonymous ordered the Japanese government to refrain from hunting whales.

    “This is not just a warning,” Anonymous said in what appears to be the first verbal offensive the group has launched over the issue. It also urged Japanese not to “follow the idiotic belief of your government.”

    Tokyo is aware of the message, which was posted on the video-sharing website Wednesday, and is prepared for follow-up actions, a government official said.

    The group criticized Japan for “actively participating in the destruction of marine life worldwide,” and posted undated videos showing Japanese ships hunting whales with harpoons. Last year, Anonymous warned the government of possible cyber-attacks to protest any revision of the country’s copyright laws.

    The whaling town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture became a focus of international outrage in 2010 when “The Cove,” a U.S. documentary that chronicled dolphin hunting by local fishermen, won an Academy Award.

    The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a U.S.-based anti-whaling group, also has set its sights on Taiji’s dolphin hunt. Sea Shepherd activists filmed hunting activities and uploaded video onto the Internet, while calling for protests and soliciting donations for their cause.
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    Aug 05, 2013 5:01 AM GMT
    When will they learn?
    many times, I've read in the news papers about Japanese of how strong they are, how strong their culture, determination, how they changed their lives after Hiroshima & Nagasaki...but the truth speaks something different.

    May be in the past they were strongly motivated, but as time went on they seem to forget their past and repeat the same mistakes in completely different ways.
    At what expense of their mistakes will the Japanese government learn again?
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    Aug 05, 2013 5:04 AM GMT
    I don't know, but there is a cruelty in their culture that cannot be denied. They seem to be able to cut off all emotion when it comes to the suffering of an animal. No animal is safe there.
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    Aug 05, 2013 5:09 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI don't know, but there is a cruelty in their culture that cannot be denied. They seem to be able to cut off all emotion when it comes to the suffering of an animal. No animal is safe there.

    True, same goes with China and even many people in America and all over the world including my nation...I mean look at the slaughter houses!

    Look at how animals were killed!
    We can't even imagine the pain we may get when someone close to us is murdered in front of us...and sadly, these slaughter houses do that very horrible thing to those innocent animals.
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    Aug 05, 2013 5:14 AM GMT
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    Scruffypup saidI don't know, but there is a cruelty in their culture that cannot be denied. They seem to be able to cut off all emotion when it comes to the suffering of an animal. No animal is safe there.

    True, same goes with China and even many people in America and all over the world including my nation...I mean look at the slaughter houses!

    Look at how animals were killed!
    We can't even imagine the pain we may get when someone close to us is murdered in front of us...and sadly, these slaughter houses do that very horrible thing to those innocent animals.


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