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    For many years, the whaling industry was an extremely commercially profitable business that many nations took part in. Whaling fleets from around Europe and North America set sail to capture the whales as people thought they were an excellent source of oil, whalebone – for corsets, skin, meat, blubber and ambergris for perfume in the 18th, 19th and 20th century. Whaling became so successfully profitable that many species during this period were almost hunted to extinction. As technology advanced, we as humans, found other reliable resources such as gasoline and modern farming. However the Japanese kept hunting these gentle giants purely because of centuries of tradition. The interest of whaling increased particularly in Australia and New Zealand…

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    a whole? As usual, the direct answer is non. Specifically, mankind continues to have a negative effect on marine mammals such as sea otters, and whales. Mankind's negative effect on marine mammals traces back to the time mankind learns to efficiently kill whales in the 1800's since mankind learns to effectively hunt whales; additionally, in the 1900's mankind begins to hunt sea otters in California. Thankfully, as Tom Garrison states, a science professor, "In 1994, the International Whaling…

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    Whales Persuasive Speech

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    and that reason is to keep the food chain going. What if these whales couldn’t live a free lifestyle and were being hunted, captured, and killed? In some countries whaling is banned, and there is always that one country that does not follow the rules. If all of these whales are being hunted down, then they will eventually go extinct and the animals…

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    SeaWorld of Hurt The growing argument over if killer whales should or should not be kept in captivity is becoming more widespread and well-known, simply because of attractions like SeaWorld and improving technology that extend further opportunities for research. The first article Why Killer Whales Shouldn’t Be Kept in Captivity by the SOS Dolphins organization, written August 7th, 2017, portrays an argument over the negative effects of using Orcas on display in captivity. The second article…

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    Sea Shepherd Essay

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    hunting of grey whales was launched in May 1981. By mid 1981, the ship documented illegal Soviet whaling activities off the coast of Siberia. On return to the United States, the evidence was turned over to Congress. In early 1982, Sea Shepherd launched their second campaign to Iki Island in Japan to negotiate with Japanese fisherman over the slaughter of dolphins. Sea Shepherd are a global actor as they have the power to influence and encourage change, while being…

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    The Whaling Industry

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    The definition of whaling in the dictionary is “the practice or industry of hunting and killing whales for their oil, meat, or whalebone.” Whaling has been around for centuries, some evidence even showing whaling being practiced as far back as 6,000 B.C. So in other words, whaling has been around for thousands of years. In the 17th century whaling had truly been materialized into an industry. For the next two centuries, the whaling industry had skyrocketed, making it a highly competitive…

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    Whaling has existed throughout many different cultures through many different eras. It has been, in the past, a largely profitable commercial business for many years that many nations would partake in including Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Japan. It became evident that the continuation of whaling on a commercial scale would soon lead to the extinction of the species and that forms of regulation needed to be created to prevent the loss of these mammals. Through regulation was seen to be needed,…

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    Arguments Against Whaling

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    important thing to consider in our daily lives. Sometimes we must put aside our own worries and beliefs in order to help improve society as a whole. One particular topic that some might say blurs the lines of the common good is whaling. The issue here is whether or not whaling is justifiable in today’s society, can people who are for and against whaling come together and work towards the common good? Organisations such as the International Whaling Commission which are against whaling and…

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    used to describe it as “Whaling”. This act of violence needs to be recognized, and action needs to be taken to stop this cruelty before we totally wipe out the whole whale species. “Whaling is still carried out by Japan, Norway and Iceland, who kill 2000 whales between them each year and also continue to trade in whale products. It has to stop!” (BBC Whale Hunt) The International Whaling Commission, IWC, has already put a ban on catching these poor harmless whales, but that isn’t enough or at…

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    Whaling Should Be Banned

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    whales as a cultural exemption. Many countries were founded on whaling including the United States. Whales provided a large resource of food, fuel and luxuries such as perfume. It is still a part of the United States ' culture as there are Native American tribes who still hunt to this day as part of their culture. If you take a moral stance against non-endangered whale hunting then you would have to take offense at all meat consumption. It equals the same thing. There is commercial and cultural…

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