Monday, January 7, 2008

Calling all Pots and Kettles

Australia has apparently been more vociferous than other nations in criticizing Japanese whaling activity, and apparently, the Japanese have just about had it.

So how does Ahab beat Greenpeace?

He makes a YouTube video showing Australians beating up kangaroos and inciting race riots, to prove they're no better than the Japanese people who at least eat the animals they kill. But according to this Telegraph article, there's more to this than meets the eye.

How best to humanely kill kangaroos and wallabies is a matter of intense debate. The latest code of conduct proposed by the federal government recommends blasting adults with a shotgun at close range.

The department of environment guide recommends "forcefully swinging" the heads of joeys, or young kangaroos, against a vehicle.

I'm sorry, but that just seems ridiculous. Why, "against a vehicle?" Is there something about a car door that makes this process less painful for 'roos or is it so everyone who sees you driving around knows exactly what kind of person you are? (viz: kangaroo-shaped indentation in driver side door)

(Shaking head) Still. When a pot calls a kettle black, it doesn't change the fact that they're both idiots.

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