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Panama City, Panama:  The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has unfortunately approved a request by the United States for an aboriginal subsistence whaling (ASW) quota for the Makah Tribe of Northwest Washington State. Pursuit of this quota by the United States represents a waste of time, taxpayer dollars and federal employee time, given the fact that it has been nearly 90 years since the tribe has demonstrated any subsistence need for the whales, and such hunts have been ruled off limits by a federal appeals court.  (read more…)

US Threatens To Blow Hole In Whaling Ban

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA July 2, 2012 – At the 64th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Panama City, Panama, the issue of aboriginal subsistence whaling (ASW) appears to be the vehicle to end the 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling. The US will stop at nothing to fulfill their agenda, including supporting non-aboriginal whaling and admitted commercial whaling under the pretext of ASW. (read more…)