Whaling traditionally, began as early as the late 1500’s for some cultures (O’Barry). It was common to hunt whales for their meat and oil by the 1700’s. During the 18th and 19th century it was most common to hunt whale meat to survive and they used every part of the whale,the baleen bone of bowheads,humpbacks,and right whales (McLendon). The hunters needed the some whales was even sometimes used for umbrellas and corsets (Hoare). The whale provided more than just food, it even supplied villages and towns with employment. While many people solely whaled for resources there were also many who enjoyed the hunt, they wanted to seek out the whale and beat it in a battle of will, and force (O’Barry). Whaling became popular and common for people who lived on the shore. There are cities in various countries that were only made on the back of wha...
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