Stop Whaling Now

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Norway currently (2008) allows 1,052 minke whales to be hunted commercially for meat each year. Norway has killed over 8,100 whales since the whaling ban began; Japan currently (2008) kills 1,415 great whales from six species each year, for ‘scientific research. The IWC has condemned this as unnecessary and called on Japan to stop their hunts in over 20 separate Resolutions, Iceland killed 200 minke whales between 2003 and 2007 for 'scientific' purposes (WSPA). This is a very disturbing fact because these creatures have as much of a right to be on this beautiful planet earth as much as any human does and we are killing them senselessly and for no real good reason. The products that people use that they make like whale oil and whale blubber could be gotten from something else, such as crude oil as we use today. This is not a new concept; whaling has been a scene of arguments since 1946 after the Second World War. This seemingly has had no effect because there was no real solution until the “The International Whaling Commission (IWC) was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling which was signed in Washington DC on 2nd December 1946”. Because many countries are still whaling and the species is threatened, there should be international regulations and more funding to protect whales.
The countries that still whale have certain reasons for doing it like Japan does it for the cultural reasons like the fact that they have been doing since the 12th century so they will not stop soon for that reason. The real truth about the old tradition in Japan about whaling “ There were a few isolated Japanese villages that had killed whales in the past, but Japan as a whole demonstrated very little interest in whaling un...

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