Arguments Against Whaling

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I most certainly do not agree with the Norwegian and Japanese position on whaling. Their position on the issue is the very definition of ridiculous. They want to argue that their culture is being violated by the ban, that they have a cultural right to kill creatures that occupy a crucial part at the top of our global aquatic ecosystem. They argue that their villages that still whale have a cultural right to exist. The IMF and the world bank make much larger demands on developing economies, forcing their populations into modernity- why are the Japanese and Norwegian populations and governments except from the same kinds of considerations?

I don 't think that the issue is whether the whaling ban is a violation of the sovereignty of Japan or Norway. They can insist that there is a violation to their sovereignty. The question is whether or not it is an acceptable violation to their sovereignty. Are there cases where exceptions have to be made to international law and sovereignty rights? Of course there are. The US often prosecutes members of foreign countries that try to sell bogus securities to US citizens. The US Code of Law Title 28 Part IV Section 1605, Part (3) states that

" in which rights in property taken in violation of international law are in issue and
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Why should it- they are small villages. I believe in respecting cultural sovereignty, but not when weighed against the destruction of millions of pounds of mammal intelligent biomass that takes a huge amount of collective resources to produce. The whales are being taken from international waters. The whalers and villagers are violating international law. I don 't care where they come from or if they can 't be retrained or moved somewhere else. The environmental rights of future generations trump their rights for me, and international courts and associations agree. Their opinions should be ignored.

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