Businessman supports Dominica’s stance to not vote for commercial whaling

Past President of Carib Whale, Andrew Amour is complimenting the Roosevelt Skerrit government for its decision to vote in support of the conservation of whales.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced that Dominica will vote against the resumption of commercial whaling at this year’s International Whaling Commission meeting currently ongoing Morocco.

He says Dominica’s decision to vote against commercial whaling coincides with Dominica image as the nature Isle of the Caribbean.

“I think it’s a big step forward and I we want to commend him on that. This is very important because the whole world is watching us. They are watching us now more than ever because the whole issue on commercial whaling is at stake,” he said.

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  1. Nathaniel Peltier
    June 26, 2010

    This article seem to be implying that but please look at the article on DNO dated wed 16th 2010 and then you will see what I mean. If the above is a new statement then Hats off to the PM.

  2. Benyahmeen
    June 25, 2010

    The whales should be left alone in their natural habitat. All of this concerns profit and monetary gain. Prime Minister Skerrit, continue your stance on this issue.

    I am also disappointed in president Obama. He promised change but still continues the the same rhetoric that the GOP has established since the institution of the American government. I feel sorry for the guy. He is graynig prematurely.

  3. DosEquis
    June 24, 2010

    Obama, is a failure George Bush. He is doing a little better than you, so I will give him an F+

  4. George Bush
    June 24, 2010

    The excuse of biological research has been used time and time again. I am quite disappointed with the fact that Obama supports this. The question is why do they sell the meat as a delicacy? Why do they use the oil of the whales in their medicines. They claim that they can only study the whales when they are dead. They did to devise another way to do this. Most of the whale species are not violent.

    Then again I have stop having faith in Obama when sent more troops to Afghanistan.

  5. MANCHAT!!!!
    June 24, 2010

    I thought the article said.. “will vote against”…no?….At least that's what i gathered by reading the article.
    If that is the case,it's a very good step forward by the Dominica Govt. I never quite understood why Dominica,which is known as the “Nature Isle”, and is also known for its “whale watching”, kept voting in favor of commercial whaling. I mean i had an idea why it was done, but there was no justification in their reasoning.There comes a time when one has to stand up for what's right.
    Dominica has more to gain by voting against,than by voting in favor of.
    Keep up the good works guys.
    All the best to you.
    Peace Profound!!!.

  6. Nathaniel Peltier
    June 24, 2010

    I too would have been enthusiastic as Mr. Amour if the Prime Minister had decided to vote against whaling. He has decided to abstain not to vote against. As mentioned before that is not a no vote. That is just standing by and being a witness to whatever happens.
    We need to vote no. Not to abstain.

  7. DosEquis
    June 24, 2010

    U.S. President Barack Obama has decided to support a proposal for the International Whaling Commission to lift its ban on commercial whaling. The IWC, an international organization, banned commercial whaling in 1986, but still allows whaling for scientific purposes and by aboriginal peoples. Three countries – Japan, Norway and Iceland – currently have non-aboriginal whale hunts.

    Under the proposal, fewer whales would be killed for the first ten years than are killed now, but this proposal legitimizes whaling for the future and would surely lead to more whales being killed in the long run.

    While Japan claims that whale populations have recovered, that has nothing to do with animal rights. Regardless of whether a species is endangered, hunting kills innocent, sentient beings whether they are whales or deer.

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