The Norwegian And Japanese Position On Permitting The Hunting Of Non Endangered Species Of Whales

1064 Words Jul 30th, 2015 null Page
I agree on the Norwegian and Japanese position on permitting the hunting of non-endangered species of whales as a cultural exemption. This is once again, dominant cultures forcing their "morals" on inferior cultures. I honestly feel like this is a new form of colonialism. As the great Christian philosopher so beautifully put, "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron 's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." This is literally what is happening in this situation. People that think that they are civilizing the "savage" and helping us become civilized. As an American, this is great shame upon me, that my own countrymen are the ones trying to dominate other cultures that they believe is inferior to their own moral standards.

This whaling ban most definitely violates the sovereignty of Norway and Japan. Who is America and the Animal Right 's activists to tell people what to do, and what not to do? Especially America, which violates international law and uses drones to kill terrorists and civilians in other countries (Zenko, 2012). Every country has the right to rule itself, and worldwide bans on something that a country does, clearly violates them.…

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