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Learn to save your tigers first!

india Updated: Jun 23, 2006 16:35 IST

I find it remarkable that an article from an Indian publication is so highly critical of recent proposals to resume regulated, sustainable, commercial whaling activities.

Given India's abysmal record on conserving it's tiger populations properly, I think perhaps the nation that should be reconsidering its position regarding whaling is India.

Your article repeated incredibly offensive and demeaning allegations that many of the 33 nations who voted in favour of the principle of sustainable use had "sold" their votes. This may be a practice that is common in India, but you should not be so rude as to level the allegation at the leaders of so many other developing nations, from the Pacific, to Africa, to the Caribbean.

India does so well to not try to impose it's view of the holy cow on the rest of the world, and I respect it greatly for that. It is a shame that this respect is diminished by articles such as this one, which show no respect for other cultures and no understanding of words such as conservation, or sustainable usage.

I suggest that your writers actually do proper research and attempt to understand the issues before writing such a large amount of nonsense.