日々の読書、愛犬たち、翻訳、手芸など


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Whaling and Japan

Only Japan seems to have been criticized and blamed
on the issue of whaling
by the Sea Shepherd, whose function was deployed
by the Green Peace, although South Korea, Peru, Denmark,
Norway, Iceland and Russia have been engaged with whaling.
South Korea started whaling after it was annexed by Japan.
Korea says they don’t catch whales but that they do those ones
in their nets. In 2012, South Korean hauls reach 2350 dolphins.
Japan hauls come up with1000 on average every year
for a generation of time.
Off the coast of Peru they kill dolphins to make them prey for sharks.
Sharks are consumed in Peru and their fins are exported to
the Far East to make soup. In Peru it has been prohibited to kill dolphins,
but over 10000 are killed every year.
One wonders how come Japan has been accused of and blamed its whaling.
Since 1970s US has been promoting its export of beef, pork, lamb, etc.
By putting pressure on Japan by the issue of whaling---it’s inhumane
to kill intelligent dolphins, dolphins are contaminated by mercury, etc.
----US has promoted its sale of beef, pork, lamb, etc. It’s no wonder
for Australia to be with US, when Australia exports a lot of meat to
Japan as well as other countries.
Is there any humane way to kill animals so that we humans can eat their meat?
The ideal thing has to be no killing of animals. Not only dolphins and whales
but also other animals are all sentient and intelligent.
Here we must take the issue into consideration from different angles.
There are many who try to assert whaling and eating from cultural and
traditional view points. However, the International Whaling Commission
(will be abbreviated as IWC) never blames people who have dolphin or
whale meat. IWC acknowledges that native Americans catch dolphins and eat
dolphin meat.
There are two types of whaling: whaling for survey and for commerce.
Japan has been categorized in the first group or survey whaling.
There are no criteria to limit the haul. One thinks that tens of dolphins
should be enough for the purpose of survey.
Japan sets 900 or 100 dolphins within the survey on the ground that
these figures would not endanger the species. The issue has been amiss
because IWC has never made it clear how many dolphins and whales exist
in the whole world. This makes it impossible for anyone to question
the matter of whaling or ask how appropriate the whaling of Japan.
Why doesn’t IWC put everything clear under the sun? Do they have
anything to hide from Japan?
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by ars_maki | 2014-01-19 17:33