Will there ever be a limit as to how many and which type of animals can be killed for consumption by humans? Many will be surprised at the variety of exotic foods that exist around the world such as giraffe, camel, worms, scorpions, and other insects. Dolphin and whale meat is widely enjoyed in Japan especially in the small town of Taiji, Japan where a big secret has been kept for a very long time. There are many changes that can be and need to be made in this big world of ours, but it is not just our world. We share the earth with many great creatures and animals, including dolphins. That is why one of the most important changes that needs to be made in this world is the cease of brutally massacring of dolphins and consumption of dolphin meat in Taiji, Japan.
When Americans think about dolphins they think about Sea World or they think about the ocean and dolphins as the cute animals that protect people and are no harm at all to humans. Most Americans have never even had the thought cross their mind that dolphins could be considered a food. However contrary to the belief of almost all Americans dolphin meat is consumed in various parts of the world. On the other hand Japanese fishermen from Taiji do not see dolphins the way that Americans do. Most of the fishermen from Taiji just see dolphins as another big fish. For example a fishermen from Taiji stated that “they’re food, like dogs for the Chinese or Koreans.” (Butterworth, Andrew) The consumption of dolphins is just so common and part of the culture for these Japanese fishermen from Taiji. They see a dolphin as Americans would see a tuna fish. Dolphin meat is dark red almost appearing black and is not consumed in many parts of the world, Japan and Peru...
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...ins become protected it is likely that the Japanese will turn to a different species of dolphins to hunt and kill that is not protected by the International Whaling Commission.
In conclusion, although there are many worldwide, and community problems in the world one of the most important subjects to focus on is dealing with life and death. In order to protect the inhabitants from the toxicity of mercury and in order to protect the species so loved by so many around the world the slaughter of dolphins by Japanese fishermen, especially in the cove of Taiji, needs to be stopped. Although the consumption of dolphin meat is part of the tradition in Japan, and there it is normal to consume it, for protection of the dolphin species, and protection of the human race, our fellow homo sapiens in Japan the killing of dolphins and consumption of their meat needs to be stopped.
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