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Originally posted by surfer_soul
What are you talking about? The fact is they nearly were wiped out!! Why do you think the legislation was introduced to protect whales and also other fish stocks around the world in the first place?? To put people out of work, to make them go hungry? No, to protect the species from over fishing, to help stocks make a recovery! Do think its not possible for people to make a species extict or something? Go do your research, take a look at the Dodo for example among others!
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Leto clearly does not know what sentient means, whales are definitely sentient beings. Let me educate you a little Leto:
sen⋅tient /ˈsɛnʃənt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [sen-shuhnt] Show IPA Pronunciation
–adjective 1. having the power of perception by the senses; conscious.
2. characterized by sensation and consciousness.
–noun 3. a person or thing that is sentient.
4. Archaic. the conscious mind.
Originally posted by spookjr
Well quite frankly, anyone that doesnt see a real big flippin' problem with hunting endangered species ought to be forced to watch what happens when a mother whale and her calf are harpooned then gutted and cut into pieces. And anyone who says screw the whales and screw PETA should have their head examined. I think its too bad that the Maru I and II werent sent to the bottom with their murdering crew.
More emotional rubbish. Seen plenty of videos on killing off whales. Have also shot and gutted quite a number of goats, pigs and deer. I see no different.
I would give them more credit if they just said " yes we love whale meat and will eat them until they are all gone" instead of cowardly hiding behind really bad excuses.
Originally posted by Spiramirabilis
do you gut them while they're still alive?
I can argue for hunting and eating meat being natural - it is natural - has been since the dawn of time
if we change how we view this - that seems only natural for mankind - we're always reexamining how we've handled things in the past - rethinking how we will handle them in the future
I'm going to avoid the whole how we manage our resources argument altogether
but, even when I do or can support hunting - can't support cruelty
I'll never support torture
The people I know personally that do hunt (and I've known quite a few) don't support it either