Welcome back my fellow learners, today we are going to look into whaling and why in the hell with today's technology it still does on.
Which countries are still doing illegal whaling?
Despite the 1986 ban on commercial whaling, some places still refuse to end this barbaric extermination.
Nearly immediately after the 1986 ban was brought into effect, Japan launched a scientific whaling programme, this was just a smoke screen to continue this barbaric extermination of these gentle creatures.
Meat from the whales, which are supposedly killed for the sake of science, is sold in markets or given away to schools and hospitals in marketing drives to attempt the encouragement of the consumption of whale meat .
The Japanese whaling fleet leaves on their quest twice a year. In the North Pacific, Japanese whalers kill nearly 200 minke whales, 50 Bryde's, 100 sei whales and 10 sperm whales all using the excuse of science.
Norway only respected the whaling ban until 93. Using a loophole, and continue to kill minke whales even today.
Norway is hunting a higher percentage of breeding females which will place the survival of minke whales in the North Atlantic in grave danger.
Like Japan, they conducted a scientific programme. Then, in 92, withdrew from the IWC. When Iceland re-joined, it included a clause that spoke about their objection to the whaling ban.
In 2006, Iceland carried on commercial whaling, killing minke and fin whales. In 2010 they killed over 148 endangered fin whales and 60 minke whales.
Come on people, when are we going to wake up and realize we are systematically raping month earth and her animals. Are we only going to be show pictures to our children's children of animals that once roamed the earth, all because of the almighty buck, there is going to come a time, and that will be sooner rather than later, when our seas will be empty and all that is left is pollution.