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NORWEGIAN whalers have suspended their hunt mid-season this year with less than half the quota of 885 whales killed because demand is saturated, a fisheries organisation said on Wednesday.
Environmentalists said the decision was proof of consumers' lack of interest for whale meat, though industry officials said it was due to capacity problems at processing plants on land.
Whales have been protected by a moratorium on whale-hunting since 1986, but Norway does not abide by the ban.
"The number of whales killed so far is enough to meet the known demand,'' Willy Godtliebsen, the head of sales at the Norwegian Fishermen's Sales Organisation, said.
Originally posted by GoodFella
IMO if you eat meat of any kind you have no right to protest agains this.
Why is it ok to slaughter cows, chickens, pigs etc., but not whales?
By eating meat you are supportive of animal slaughter (and i say this as a meat eater).
Originally posted by bonsaisert
It would be a different story if aliens came down and massacred 1000's of us and said "this is just what we do, don't be ignorant!"
I'm in favour eating meat and therefore animals need to die for that to happen....but to kill that many JUST BECUASE they did it the year before?? This is mass madness!
Originally posted by mortalengine
reply to post by jinx880101
There's nothing wrong with eating meat, in fact your body needs it on occassion. It's not eating meat thats wrong, it's the way we're killing these animals. There are tribes around the world that after killing an animal they thank the animal for it's life, they thank life for the animal and apologise for having to take it's life, but ask blessing for it in the light of the betterment of life towards it's destination. That is what we have lost, these people would kill anything, and I bet 60% of these people aren't going to eat that meat.