Whale sanctuary becomes law in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile has turned all of its Pacific Ocean territorial waters into a whale sanctuary.
President Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday signed into law a measure that bans all whale hunting off Chile's 3,400-mile (5,500-kilometer) coast.
The law bans whale hunting both for commercial and scientific purposes.
Bachelet calls the law "a big step ahead in the protection of nature and a major legacy to future generartions."
Chile has not hunted whales for about three decades, but the government sought the law to emphasize its decision to protect whales in its waters.
Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama already ban whale hunting.
A whale sanctuary exists in Antarctica. sourceMore
New Zealand is with them as well, while Norway, Japan and Island keeps asking to re opene the hunt at laest for scientific purpose. This is so stupid. They don't need animals to sacrifice for their studies.
They still hunt for commercial purposes while has been demonstrated that the request for whales products keeps dcreasing.
Guess people are more intelligent than who wants to protect the interests of fews.
Sorry, I'm not happy with this policy.
On another note I would really slap President Sarkozy right now. He should know better than he and his wife do.
And for the record, I really don't like Carla Bruni and her "I'm better than you" attitude. She should remember who gave her success and money.
For my fellow Italians, I am talking about teh decision he made about former BR Petrella and what he implied with that decision.
On Corriere Della Sera
, Claudio Magris explained it very well.