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Al Gore dines on a threatened species....

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Once again, some pigs are more equal than others.<br>
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    Gore's message loses bite<br>
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    By Rebecca Keeble<br>
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    July 18, 2007 12:00am<br>
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    ONLY one week after Live Earth, Al Gore's green credentials slipped while hosting his daughter's wedding in Beverly Hills.<br>
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    Gore and his guests at the weekend ceremony dined on Chilean sea bass - arguably one of the world's most threatened fish species.<br>
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    Also known as Patagonian toothfish, the species is under pressure from illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities in the Southern Ocean, jeopardising the sustainability of remaining stocks.<br>
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    The species is currently managed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Marine Resources, the body which introduced a catch and trade documentation scheme as an attempt to tackle illegal poaching of this species.<br>
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    Working with non-government organisations, the Humane Society International's focus is now on pursuit of illegal fishing operators who, in the rush to cash in on the highly valued species, plunder stocks with no regard for sustainability.<br>
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    It has been estimated that more than 50 per cent of toothfish traded is illegally caught, and includes juveniles vital to the ongoing toothfish population.<br>
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    For many years HSI has expressed concern over the huge numbers of seabirds that die each year on the hooks of illegally set demersal longlines, threatening the long-term viability of those populations.<br>
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    Yet, while legal operators in the Southern Ocean are obliged to follow strict environmental rules, illegal operators undermine the sustainability of their fishing operations.<br>
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    Recently, HSI petitioned the US Government asking that they certify and sanction Spain for allowing Spanish nationals known to engage in pirate fishing operations to continue to harvest toothfish in a declared conservation area.<br>
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    Success would allow the US Government to embargo Spanish toothfish imports until such time as Spain demonstrates compliance of its nationals with international law and agreements.<br>
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    As we await a response from the US, thousands of endangered seabirds die, while the sustainability of the Patagonian toothfish and the legal fishing industry inches closer to the brink of extinction.<br>
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    A strong and concerted effort by Governments, the fishing industry, the conservation community and by the public which drives consumer demand, is required to put an end to pirate fishing operations in the Southern Ocean - otherwise the ecological sustainability of the toothfish is at risk.<br>
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    And Al Gore could choose something else to eat.<br>
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    * Rebecca Keeble is program manager for Humane Society International.
     
  2. famill00

    famill00 TS Member

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    Who cares what Al Gore eats anyways?

    Forrest
     
  3. JBrooks

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    As fat as Al is, any species he develops a taste for is going to be threatened.
     
  4. nomderf

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    Has Al put on a little weight or am I seeing things?

    Also, do you remember when Bush Sr. had a severe reaction to that Japanese "blowfish".

    38-01615
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    It's sleight of hand. The magician diverts you attention elswhere while he puts his hand in your pocket.

    HM
     
  6. revsublime

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    when the horse you have been backing has been makin you look the fool...you start to scrounge & scrape for dirt on another's horse. heh
     
  7. JB Logan Co. Ohio

    JB Logan Co. Ohio TS Member

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    famill00- would you be concerned if he was dining on Bald Eagles?

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  8. Bluzman98

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    First of all I am not a Democrat and never will be.....

    Who really cares what Gore, Bush, or the cannibals in South America eat....well I might care about the cannibals if I was the one on their menu, but anyways that's another story.....

    As for Chilean Sea Bass.....you can go to any "better" restaurant here in Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties and find Chilean Sea Bass on the menu...and have for some time. If it so endangered someone better tell the restaurant industry and importers.

    As for Gore.....he is a hypocritical, arrogant ass of enormous proportion.....but so is just about every other politician.....

    JMHO

    Jim Cruz
     
  9. revsublime

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    BigDon...of course Gore is an Ass. As is every other republican/democrat.

    Politician has long been a synonym of ass.

    Has nothing to do with being liberal...has to do with being aware.

    as to the Chilean Sea Bass...another "red herring", so to speak. "Chilean sea bass is gaining a popular following now that it is offered in many restaurants and supermarkets. Conscientious consumers want to know that the Chilean sea bass they buy is legally caught and safe to eat"
     
  10. Bawana

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    You all have to remember something. They THEY THE DEM do not have to do as they say but you have to do as they say. That is the DEM way.
     
  11. revsublime

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    we could start talking about republican congressmen & congressional pages...
     
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