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Whaling? What's The Problem?
 
# 16 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 00:22
 
 
Japan whalers only hunt for scientific porpoises,that is because they are lying cunts and don't give a minkeys about ethics.
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# 17 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 07:50
 
 
Someone said :
They're tasty!

In whaling, the food is always secondary. The key reasons for it are outdated whale oil and so called scientific study.
Even in Japan, food isn't top of the list. Something like 80% of Japanese people have never eaten whale meat.

The only reason for whaling is sport. And that's not good enough.

I think the same about any sport hunt, by the way. I'm not a crazy animal lib person but hunting animals for fun is just needlessly cruel.
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# 18 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 11:57
 
 
Someone said :

The only reason for whaling is sport. And that's not good enough.

I think the same about any sport hunt, by the way. I'm not a crazy animal lib person but hunting animals for fun is just needlessly cruel.

Sport? Now you're making stuff up. And it's not just Japan that hunts whales, Iceland and Norway do as well as indigenous people in Canada and the USA.
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# 19 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 13:37
 
 
Someone said :

Sport? Now you're making stuff up. And it's not just Japan that hunts whales, Iceland and Norway do as well as indigenous people in Canada and the USA.

Why do they hunt?

The reasons they claim are:
whale oil (no longer used)
food (no longer eaten by the majority and certainly not necessary for survival anywhere)
research (really?! You're going to conduct research on a dead animal?!)

Therefore all that's left is fun. They're hunting for fun.


Seriously, elat, give me one good reason for hunting whales. Because I've yet to hear any.
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# 20 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 13:40
 
 
Of course the meat is eaten. You can find Whale meat in supermarkets in Norway and Iceland, they sell it at the butchers and its on menus in restaurants.
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# 21 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 13:56
 
 
Someone said :
Of course the meat is eaten. You can find Whale meat in supermarkets in Norway and Iceland, they sell it at the butchers and its on menus in restaurants.

You know I was talking about Japan since the OP is all about Japan.

As to Iceland and Norway, domestic consumption is actually very low. Around 40% of all whale meat eaten in those countries are consumed by curious tourists. Most of their market is exported to Japan where, as I've already pointed out, +80% of all Japanese people have never eaten any whale product. The younger generations there are so put off by whale meat, that the industy has had to start doing information drives to get them onboard - programmes that just aren't working.
And back on this side of the world, both Iceland and Norway fall short of their tiny quota most years because the demand for whale meat simply isn't there!

So the food argument is shaky to say the least.


Any other reasons why it's good?
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# 22 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 14:06
 
 
The OP is whaling in general. Even if only 20% of the Japanese population did eat whale meat, that still is 25 million people and people in Iceland and Norway do eat whale meat though I agree most of it is exported to Japan and Korea.
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# 23 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 14:16
 
 
I can't find a solid number but it ranges from 50-80% of all whale meat that is stockpiled frozen every single year.

But we're still killing them. Why?

There's a reason that almost every species of whale is endangered.
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# 24 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 14:32
 
 
Someone said :

But we're still killing them. Why?

Because we consume. Thousands of species are killed for our consumption and a lot of them are actually endangered. From mahogany, bush meat to cod.

I certainly do not think whaling is ideal but I certainly prefer managed hunting of animals in their own environments than cruel meat production farming where animals have minimal movement and are fattened in a couple of months loaded with antibiotics.
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# 25 : Friday 28-11-2014 @ 18:11
 
 
God said that animals are there for humans to eat.
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# 26 : Saturday 29-11-2014 @ 00:01
 
 
Someone said :
God said that animals are there for humans to eat.

Which one.
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# 27 : Saturday 29-11-2014 @ 01:05
 
 
Minke whale jerky.

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# 28 : Saturday 29-11-2014 @ 21:31
 
 
Hunting is hunting and in an of itself makes no difference what animal is being hunted so long as extinction isn't being threatened.

The biggest worry and issue I would have with whale hunting, (i.e., why not get those materials, oils etc from other animals or sources) is the sheer size of the animal means humane killing may be difficult or go wrong.
The idea that any animal might be tortured before being killed is something I find immoral, and if hunting must be done it is the hunters basic moral duty, to not cause any more suffering then is absolutely necessary.

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