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  • An Exemption For Whaling In Japan

    Written Assignment An Exemption for Whaling 1. I do not agree with the Norwegian and Japanese position on permitting the hunting of non-endangered species of whales as a cultural exemption. This is due to the fact that although these species of whale are not endangered the demand for their meat is very low at 1% of its peak in the 1960s in Japan (Ramage et al., 2015). Furthermore, this practise of whaling is mainly funded by the taxpayers’ money and is ultimately working at a loss. Subsidies come to around ¥782 million (US$9.78 million) per year and despite this, the industry is still losing money as the demand for whale meat is low and stockpiles grow (Ramage et al., 2015). This is detrimental to the Japanese economy as well as the sea-life…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Is Whaling Justified?

    about the controversy of whaling still going on the news, but usually about Japan doing it for scientific research. I’m surprised to learn that Norway does it also, but openly defying the ban by having it done commercially. Is something wrong if most of the world agree is wrong, or is it justified because it is a tradition? Can science justified if something is wrong or good? Does the world has right to tell a country that what they’re doing is wrong and can they force it to stop? These are…

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  • Small Scale Whaling Should Be Banned Essay

    “The only language that the Japanese whaling industry understands is economics”, Paul Watson. Whaling has been around for thousands of years, starting with the Norwegians almost 4,000 years ago. Since then, it has become custom for countries to hunt vast amounts of these animals every year, resulting in many species of whale becoming endangered and a significant issue worldwide. Many organizations and countries have chosen to act upon this problem with bans and conservation strategies, but some…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Whaling

    An Exemption for Whaling Do you agree with the Norwegian and Japanese position on permitting the hunting of non-endangered species of whales as a cultural exemption? In 1986, The International Whaling Commission banned commercial whale hunting. Only two countries challenged this ruling - Norway and Iceland. They are the only two countries today that still practice whale hunting commercially. Japan practices whale hunting for “scientific” purposes. At this rate, there’s nothing cultural…

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  • Pros And Cons Of International Whaling

    Michael Brooks 4/4/17 ENG 102 International Whaling Argument International whaling has a long history of being dangerous to ocean life. Many people do not realize that it is still a modern issue and has not slowed down. Certain countries like Japan and Norway have a bad reputation for the significant slaughter of whales. Factors such as low numbers and very slow reproduction rate play huge role also. This is causing an uproar in most places of…

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  • Whaling Research Paper

    number of whaling countries to only three - Japan, Norway, and Iceland. All three of these nations claim that whaling is an important cultural activity worthy of an exemption from a global ban on whaling. This paper will focus on Norway and Japan. Cultural activities can be defined in many ways, and it is wise to be cautious when considering the cultural importance of an activity deemed as unacceptable by the rest of the world. First, the activity should be specific to the country or group that…

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  • Why Whaling Should Be Banned

    The illegal hunting of Whales (Whaling) - Ella Stallwood Whaling is a practice utilized today which is used to chase down whales that are used for multiple reasons, however it is making numerous whale species end up jeopardized or beginning to be totally wiped out. A few reasons whales are hunted include the production of oil which is used to create candles, skincare and cosmetic items. They can likewise produce food including cooking oil, margarine and meat which makes burgers and other…

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  • Biblical Allusions In Herman Melville's Moby Dick

    pluck from its depths light to fuel its ventures in search of the scorn of the seas. The “world” spoken of- a damned whaling ship, marked by the foreboding albatross for a watery death at the hands of wrathful God. Captained by wickedness and run by figures of the Old Testament, the ship Herman Melville uses biblical allusions in revenge tragedy, Moby Dick to illustrate the eventual fates of the crew aboard the Pequod and flesh out each character's perception and emotions. Ishmael acts as the…

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  • On Her Own Ground Analysis

    The American Dream as Depicted in “On Her Own Ground” and “The Fist that Ate the Whale” Introduction This essay will feature two extraordinary biographies, A’Lelia Bundles’ “On Her Own Ground” and Rich Cohen’s “The Fish that Ate the Whale.” Bundles’ book is named New York Bestseller in 2001 and received several prestigious awards. As a direct descendent to Madam C. J. Walker, she was compelled to share the legacy and struggles of her ancestor to the world. The facts presented in the…

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  • Ethos Pathos Logos In The Cove

    Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji About 23,000 dolphins are being killed each year in the town of Taiji, in Japan. Not only they are killed, but their meat is also sold in the Japanese market and given in schools, even though it contains high levels of mercury. The film The Cove uses logos, pathos and ethos to effectively persuade their audience to seek some type of action from the audience to protect the lives of dolphins and to inform people on what is going on in the town of Taiji. The film The Cove…

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