Killing whales :(

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  1. cotton Resident Pirate Registered Senior Member

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  3. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, but whale tastes really good, I quite like it...
     
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  5. whitewolf asleep under the juniper bush Registered Senior Member

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    Oh, but human flesh tastes very good as well! Especially if there's much fat and it is cooked right :]

    I personally hate eating fish. I can't stand the smell. Perhaps it's best if the world stops dragging it out of the water.
     
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  7. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    The best is not to eat at all.
     
  8. Dreamwalker Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Well, a whale is no fish, if I am not mistaken.
     
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  10. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Your hatred is misplaced. If you're going to hate anyone for killing whales, hate those who use the products from those whales. The whale-killers are just providing a supply for the demand, nothing more. If there were no demand, there'd be no whales killed.

    Baron Max
     
  11. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Yeah, about thirty years ago a group of Japanese fishermen got so angry at the local dolphins for stealing "their" fish that they went out and started killing the dolphins. People wrote really angry letters to the American press, some suggesting that we should be able to kill any Japanese who killed a dolphin.

    I sent some samples to my pen pal in Japan. He was really shaken. He had absolutely no idea that Americans and others felt so strongly about cetaceans. He said that if that information could be publicized in Japan, their whaling fleet and their whale meat industry would disappear in a fit of national shame.

    Thirty years later, with Greenpeace getting headlines, I wonder whether things really have changed in Japan.
     
  12. Beryl WWAD What Would Athelwulf Do? Registered Senior Member

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    Thanks the gods for organizations like Greenpeace, that's all I can say.
     
  13. TheAcridApe Mt. Monkey Resident Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah, Greenpeace is where it's at. I wanna work during the summer for them one year, and chain myself to stuff.
     
  14. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    May I suggest a russian space rocket? They do use a lot of unclean fuel! Think of the environment!
     
  15. Starthane Xyzth returns occasionally... Valued Senior Member

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    I have supported Greenpeace by donation for more than half my life. I don't understand why some people still automatically spite them and reject all "green" notions for that reason.

    I don't believe there was ever a sustainable whale fishery, except on a local subsistence level. It's time for the United Nations to globally outlaw industrialized whaling - and if workers in certain countries would lose their livelihoods, it's not beyond the resources of the consuming nations to adequately compensate them.
     
  16. john smith Tongue in cheek Registered Senior Member

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    Funny, very funny

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    ....but think of the waste it takes to get them there....not to good for the environment, lol :m:
     
  17. cato less hate, more science Registered Senior Member

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    ok, I will play devils advocate. what is wrong with whaling? as long as whales are not endangered, there is no reason not to hunt them. why do we have no problem killing some animals, yet outraged at the death of others? I find this moral inconsistency very puzzling.

    do you know that tuna are fished heavily in Europe yet North America has restrictions on how many can be caught. this would not be bad except for the fact that they are the same tuna that swim back and fourth from Europe to America. we are getting screwed and the tuna are not being saved at all. we fish less, but it just means that places like Italy get more fish.

    but people love their "noble" causes, and since it is so popular to save the whales and kill the tuna that you all follow the trend like sheep.

    that being said, I think that whales should not be hunted unless there are enough for all countries to hunt them, which is not the case.
     
  18. Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus Valued Senior Member

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    I think greenpeace rock. They inade oil rigs and storm incinerator ships. Now that's environmentalism!
     
  19. Beryl WWAD What Would Athelwulf Do? Registered Senior Member

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    So you think it'd be better for the tuna if everyone fished them as much as possible?
     
  20. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    And conversly is also true, if there were no suppliers then no one could buy the product!
     
  21. cato less hate, more science Registered Senior Member

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    no, there should be uniform regulation to keep the numbers in balence. the same with whaleing. we should not whale them to extinction, but if there are plenty, then taking a few should be ok.

    yes, use market forces. for example, you could make restrictions on how many can be caught, thus the price goes very high, thereafter not as many people will want to buy.
     
  22. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    baron the suppliers at moment are embarking on a campaine to INCREASE sale of wale meat (inspite of the fact that japan says it only kills for science and not for consuption)
     
  23. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    well.. it's a scientific study to see how large quantities of whale-meat affect humans

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