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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 commercial whaling, they continued to hunt whales using the scientific research provision in the agreement. Japanese whaling is currently conducted by the Institute of Cetacean Research. This allowed it to go ahead. However, in March 2014 the International…

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    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…

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    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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    Anti-Whaling Conservation

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    Additionally, these anti-whaling supporters are wasting their time advocating against whale hunting when there are other conservation issues they should be focusing on such as ocean acidification or the destruction of reef habitats. A study conducted in 2000 by Baker explored what type of whales are being hunted for resources. He found that the fin whale (Balaenoptera Physalus), sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis), bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera brydei), blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), humpback…

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    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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    Whaling Research Paper

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    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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    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 information like management and conservation. Whaling should be banned because whales are no longer…

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    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 away free or sold at low prices to schools and hospitals to encourage the consumption of whale meat and the usage of train oil.…

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    “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

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    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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