Persuasive Essay On Whaling

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Whaling is the hunting of whales for their usable products like meat, oil and blubber. Its earliest forms date to at least circa 3000 BC. Various coastal communities have long histories of subsistence whaling and harvesting beached whales. Industrial whaling emerged with organized fleets in the 17th century; competitive national whaling industries in the 18th and 19th centuries; and the introduction of factory ships along with the concept of whale harvesting in the first half of the 20th century. By the late 1930s, more than 50,000 whales were killed annually. 1 Whale oil is used little today and modern commercial whaling is primarily done for food. The usage of whale products has somewhat reversed from the early days, with meat being the…show more content…
I do not agree that an exception on the hunting of non-endangered species of whales for the Japanese and Norwegian. Culture is the reflection of a society, it has to sagacious, adaptable, and agile. the practice of hunting whales as a source food dates back hundreds of years, long before globalization and the abundance of quality, affordable and secure food supply. Both Japan and Norway are developed nations, with wealth and a secure food supply they are able to feed their population, the hunting of whales is not necessary, and it is wasteful as a majority of the animal is not used or is unconsummated. Do you think the whaling ban constitutes a violation of these nations' sovereignty? I do not think the ban constitutes a violation of their sovereignty. No nation has the right to hunt an animal into extinction, especially if that animal is not within its borders. Whales have a very important role to play maintaining balance in the ecosystem of the oceans, even though they are not endangered some form of protection is…show more content…
Does the economic impact of whaling on the small fishing villages weigh into your decision? I did not give much thought to the impact of the ban on the finishing villages, largely because whale meat is one item sold in the fishing village. From personal observation, I have yet to see a fishing village that sold only a single type of fish, With that in mind, I did not give consideration to the economic impact. How should these claims be balanced against world opinion - which is generally very supportive of the protection of whales? Whaling is a complex and sensitive subject, partly because whales are not bound by any nation’s borders, and, on the other hand, whaling is a part of a few nations culture norms and a source of income for a segment of those society population. For a balanced public opinion, one has to take into account all the variables, Simply supporting the ban without taking into consideration the culture of Japan and Norway would be one-sided and insensitive. However, that being said whales are not fish, they do not replenish as quickly and their population is for less than those of fish. These claims can be balanced against world opinion, since a majority is for the protection of whales, for an informed and honest opinion the public has to be educated on whaling, the benefits it provides to these nations and its

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