I believe in the welfare of animals and therefore I think a commercial whale ban needs to be put forth as whaling has gotten completely out of control. People can’t quite seem to grasp the concept that whaling is just not okay. Anti-whaling activism has a short history compared to other forms of activism and environmental awareness. Early members of environmental organizations began protesting whale hunts around the world in the 20th century. Greenpeace doesn’t believe in violent acts of protest where as my team the Sea Shepherd conservation believes whaling has gotten to such a point that violent outbursts need to be taken to bring awareness.
What Whale Poaching Really is By: Logan B I believe whale poaching should be outlawed around the world. Bans have warned people to stop hunting the whales but still over 2,000 whales are killed each year. In 1958, thirty eight thousand whales were killed since then, the amount of whales killed has dropped to thirty six thousand whales from that time. There are almost four whales killed each day. If someone is caught violating the laws it will result in civil penalties up to $11,000 or criminal penalties up to $100,000 plus, one year of prison time.
The primary objective should be to remove the Zebra mussels from the great lakes even though the had positive impacts, the zebra mussels don’t belong in this ecosystem. This objective would take time, but if people work together this could happen faster. Small acts such as draining all water from your boats and bait wells could help stop the Zebra Mussels to spread fast. The future is in question for the little zebra mussel as they produce rapidly and outcompete native species in the lake but hopefully we can control them in the
Likewise, banning this hunt would eliminate the traditional ways of life set hundreds of years back to the rural inhabitants. For them , this hunt is a vital way to endure survival physically and economically. Finally, seal hunting is done in a humane, regulated manner despite much of the negative influence shown to mislead the public about this hunt. Many are not aware, but seals are overpopulated enough already. The Canadian Seal Hunt is not only a blessing in disguise but a way to enable balance in the marine ecosystem.
Their defensive mecagnism is the growth rate growing 18 inches every year and can weigh up to 330 pounds by the age of 3. Whale sharks body is covered in denticles that are v-shaped scales that is used as protection as well as decreases drag and turbulence. Their hide being up to 4 inches thick on the sharks back that covers their muscles that lies below their scales that can be used as protection by clenching their muscles (Mancini M. 2016) Over the past 75 year the whale shark population in the indo-pacific has reduced 63% while the Atlantic has reduced more than 30% (Pierce, S.J. & Norman, B. 2016).
This also has a big part of why salmon are going extinct. ("Sockeye Salmon" 2017) In order to save the salmon people are needing to let nature take its course by letting the rivers flow free to take down the dams and, minimize the amount breeding in the fish hatcheries. People have had too big of an effect on salmon by building dams, causing climate change, and straightening rivers. The human effort alone is causing the population and size of salmon to decrease. ("Salmon Information, Facts, and Photos") This decrease is causing a lack of nutrients in the water and forests.
I was not completely overcome by indignant outrage by the information provided in the film and wanted to conduct a little research on my own time in order to gain a better appreciation of the situation. I can definitely say that both before and after my research, I condemn the whaling practices in the Japanese city of Taiji. However, I do respect Japan's right to use its maritime resources how it wants to despite disagreeing with how they are currently doing so. Also, I conducted some research on Norway, my homeland, and its whaling practices. Basically, my position is that countries should be able to pursue whaling if they wish, though I would prefer the catches to me as small as possible and absolutely do not tolerate the killing of threatened and endangered species.
mainly talked about the Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing both in US domestic waters as well as high seas. IUU fishing impacts sustainable global fisheries, food security, marine ecosystems, and conservation and management measures that protect marine resources. According to NOAA, IUU fishing significantly affects multi-billion dollar US fisheries industry. Therefore, I think the speaker is addressing an important issue. I learned a bunch of new things from this presentation.
The given argument states that the number of amphibians have decreased dramatically since two studies indicate that although seven species were available in the Xanadu National Park in 1975, another study indicates that in 2002 only four species observed in the national park. The author points out that this decline might be explained by the introduction of trout which consumes the amphibian 's eggs into the park. The reasons given by the author might be sound and reasonable at the first glance, however, there are several logical flaws in the argument which undermines the arguer 's conclusion. First, this decline might be due to the sampling errors of the second study. It is likely that the researchers could not find amphibians in nature
In this essay, I will argue that the practice of shark finning should be illegal in China as it results in major impacts on the oceanic environment. Shark finning is a practice of cutting a shark’s fins off the rest of the body whilst the shark is alive. Once the fins are successfully cut off, the rest of the body is thrown back into the ocean where it begins to die slowly. “It is estimated that 100 to 200 million sharks annually are killed” for a Chinese dish known as shark fin soup. Shark finning majorly affects the oceanic environment’s plant life and its food chain.