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Originally posted by bigfoot1212
we have more pressing issues in this world than worrying about the F###ing whales. life will go on without them. maybe we should worry more about humans killing humans than some marine animal? and peta needs to be wiped out like our congressmen do
Originally posted by Kalrana
reply to post by munkey66
As to your last comment re wiping out a species. Well if you knew anything about the history of whaling and the slaughter of them not a even century ago right here in Australia (Fremantle on the west coast and Eden on the east coast are due to whaling) by Australians, over 26000 southern right whales in just over 108 years. Thats just one species and what happened in the Americas and right throughout ALL the oceans of the world, if they were not wiped out then, they wont be wiped out by hunting now. Do some research on the International Whaling Commission, its history and original goals may suprise a few people and while your at it the history of whaling, the numbers killed then and the numbers killed now and the estimate numbers of whales prior to the introduction of the IWC and the estimated numbers now to see just how sustainable whaling really is
DENY IGNORANCE seems to be a catch cry on here but so many people seem to take only one side of the story as gospel. Research both sides of an argument first saves a lot of arguments in the long run
Originally posted by Saf85
reply to post by Kryties
which is why your hippy ship is doing the dirty work for them.
Originally posted by Retseh
I wonder if the Sea Shepherd crew enforces a vegan or vegetarian diet on-board ship, my guess is that they do.
And therein lies the rub of this, if people with these agendas were ever elected to power, they would pass laws to prohibit the sale of animal products.
First it's the whales, then it would be foie gras, next would be veal, then deer hunting would go, until finally they would prohibit the consumption of eggs.
Extremists are always the same, they are extreme.
Sometimes Hitler has a goatee and a rainbow headband. Me, I prefer moderates, they are more open to reason.
[edit on 6-2-2009 by Retseh]
Originally posted by tamusan
While I know many Japanese who have eaten whale, I do not know many who actually like it. Most who have eaten whale have only done so because it was forced upon them in the form of a school lunch. I have not known anyone to actually buy whale meat at the store to serve at home and I have never been with anyone who ordered whale at a restaurant. There are tons of the stuff in freezers, since there is no market for it. Whale is the most inexpensive meat for sale in Japan and it still doesn't seem to sell.
I saw a television commercial for dog food that said "I like whale and your dog likes whale, too" or something like that. I guess they figure if they can't get people to eat it, maybe they will feed it to their dogs.
I am 100% against whaling, but I do not agree with the tactics used by Sea Shepherd.
I think you're not understanding him. He's saying whales aren't as important as humans, yet you continue to anthropomorphize these whales. It's like if you're saying these whales are just as important as us.
What these protestors are doing is akin to burning down a meat factory because you believe eating meat is wrong. That's violent and irrational behavior.
Originally posted by Leto
We are sentient, whales aren't.
Originally posted by Saf85
Would you like me to come smash your house windows in? Assault your wife or kids? Hurl abuse at them? (or any other family member), steal from you? Damage your property?