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    Seaworld Ethical Cases

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    George Millay, Milt Shedd, Ken Norris and David DeMott originally founded the SeaWorld we know today in the late 1950’s to early 1960’s. It was originally a subsidiary of Busch Gardens, housing a bird sanctuary, and eventually it turned into a water park. Its founders, however, had plans for the facility. They envisioned an underwater restaurant that would allow guests to look into a large pool and see marine animals close up but that idea soon expanded when Ted Griffin, sold Shamu to SeaWorld…

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    Writer's Statement For my text production piece I chose to compose an expository piece after I was inspired by the story of Moby Dick and its description of whales as monstrous beings. My overall intention in writing my piece was to uncover the truth behind the Norwegian whaling industry, an industry readily overlooked in favour of the more brutal Japanese traders. The form of this expository piece abides by the conventions of an informative speech. The alliterative title No-way out of Norway…

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    Over century’s whales have been killed for a number of different reasons. Each year, around 350 whales are killed by the Japanese. Japanese whaling begun in the 1890s and is still continuing today. Consuming whale meat has and still is a part of Japan's history and culture since 1890. Whale meat became a crucial part of the Japanese food supply after World War II, because it was a cheap source of protein for a country that was suffering from post war poverty. Japan was heavily involved in…

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    that 333 minke whales need to be killed for 12 years, how many whales would be killed by 2026? That’s about 4,000 whales that will be killed. Originally, whaling was used as a way to collect resources. The meat from whales were considered delicacies. Oil from whale blubber were used in oil lamps or candles. Whales that are killed today are needed for scientific purposes like information on how to manage and conserve whales in captivity. However it isn’t necessary to kill so many whales to obtain…

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    Whale Rider Themes

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    In the film “Whale Rider” directed by Niki Caro, in a small town in New Zealand called Whangara a innocent young girl called Paikea is born and she is everything Koro didn’t want in the future chief/leader. Throughout the film she struggles to try to become the leader causing a heap of conflict. An important idea shown to us throughout the film is the idea of the role of men and women . A scene where this idea is shown in the film is when Paikea is not allowed to sit in the front row with the…

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    Some people may not believe this, but whales have been around for over 50 million years; however, they have not always like they do today (WGBH). Scientist have found over seven different species that whales could have originated from. Some species have had four legs with a furry tail; others have had two flippers and a blubbery tail (“The Evolution”) Here are some hypotheses for how whales have became whales: evolution (depending on religion and beliefs) or whales have just always been apart…

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    Each year, environmentalist groups campaign against the Canadian Seal Hunt despite the fact that this harvest is proven to be humane, environmentally sustainable, and a crucial part of many lives. The cameras show cruelty that does not reflect reality. In fact, this hunt is one of the most highly regulated in the world. Sealers kill using the swiftest methods developed. Over 90 percent use firearms and the rest use hakapiks. These weapons meet their mark instantly, and the animal dies suffering…

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    Thesis: Whales are ecosystem engineers that maintain the health and solidity of the ocean. I admit, when you first hear me ramble about poop it may be hard to see the relevance in your life…But hopefully by the end you’ll become as obsessed as I am. Whaling is the practice or industry of hunting and killing whales for their oil (also called train oil), meat, or whalebone for over a thousand years. Meat and oil from these whales is sold in Japanese, Norwegian, and Icelandic food markets or given…

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    In the film Whale Rider the director Niki Caro shows how the cultural traditions can unite its people and create a sense of unity between the Maori people. The Maori people are a native culture that have been home to New Zealand for over three thousand years. They have a story that has been passed down generation after generation which is the story of Paikea. Paikea was a ancestor that left his homeland Hawaiki on the back of a whale. The filmmaker uses camera, sound and lighting techniques to…

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    Facts About Serial Killers

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    According to the Crime Museum, a serial killer is conventionally defined as a person who murders three or more people in a period of over a month, with “cooling down” time between murders. Often driven by a psychological thrill or pleasure, serial killers murders must be separate events. Serial killers commit murder in different places over a long period of time. The characteristics of a serial killer often lack empathy, guilt and often become egocentric individuals. They also hide their true…

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