Whaling is a business that many people believe belongs in the past. Although it is going on in more countries inside and outside the international whaling commission (IWC) than is generally recognised. Public debates have given the impression that we only find this activity in Japan, Iceland and Norway. Whaling is a senseless act that needs to be stopped.
Once it came to light the number of whales being killed was putting the whale populations under threat, a ban was introduced. This ban was introduced by the body that controls whaling - International Whaling Commission. Many still argue against the ban for whaling. Countries such as Japan, Iceland and Norway want to uplift this ban that is stopping them from whaling. The simple fact of it …show more content…
Therefore this makes whale hunting unimaginable. To this day whale hunters still use the same methods as they did in 1946. These methods were inhumane and devastating. They use exploding harpoons to catch and haul the whales in and many high powered rifles to finish them off. Unfortunately this still does not capture the violence of a whale hunt. Whales are pursued till exhaustion overtakes them, then harpooned. Harpoons are not always fatal. This means they can be harpooned many more times. Wounded, they are then dragged onto the whaling vessel . On the vessel the whales are the speared or shot multiple times with high powered rifles. Whales are able to slow their breathing and heart rate, so many that appear dead are still conscious and feel immense pain. Eventually the whales die of suffocation. Dr Lillie a ship 's physician on a whale expedition in 1946 said, “The gunners themselves admit that if whales could scream, the industry would stop, for nobody would be able to stand it.” This statement clearly tells us that this act against whales is so cruel, if they had a voice people would not be able to handle the things being said. For it would be to honest people would think they were lying.
Whaling is causing a negative effect on the world. It is endangering an already endangered species and using excessive force against something that is not able to fight back. Whalers are also claiming to
The Killer Whales should be in small tanks, if an animal in captivity then is should have space to roam around and run. Parents should be able to take their kids to zoos and see healthy animals behaving
Indians hunted the whales by surrounding them with boats, harpooning the whale, and then patiently waiting for the whale to die from blood loss. After the whale died, they would cut the whale into pieces and distribute it among their community. Colonists said that killing
Director, writer, and producer, Gabriella Cowperthwaite, in her documentary, Blackfish, describes the shameless hunting and treatment of killer whales. Cowperthwaite’s purpose is to persuade us into opening our eyes to the reality of what we are doing to killer whales by confining them in captivity. She invents an emotionally wrenching tone in order to transmit to the adult viewers that living in captivity may not be acceptable life for the whales. The film effectively showed that the whales should not be kept in captivity by giving the audience examples of their signs of aggression and displays of emotion. Cowperthwaite begins her documentary by showing how killer whales can become barbaric when held captive.
This film about these extremely diverse mammals shows true footage of the whales and what they are capable of in captivity. It also talks about a lot of wrongs that are done to the whales in captivity by people who were there and done it or witnessed it themselves. The film gives out a lot of good information and statistics that have been proven by others as well. Because this source focuses on captivity and the poor treatment of whales, as will my paper, It will come to great use when the time comes to use
The Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is one of the largest of the Cetaceans. They are fairly well known, even outside of the scientific community. They are identifiable by their dark grey dorsal color, white underbellies, very long pectoral flippers and by their habits of breaching and raising their tales above the water before diving. Their range expands tropical, temperate, and sub polar waters all around the world. They migrate in search of breading grounds and feeding grounds.
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.
It is a common misconception of natural instinct and imaginative onlookers; these whales are not people they are wild marine life. It is no secret that killer whales have a bad reputation, however what earned the reputation was sheer unintentional killings. Orinus Orcas are wild marine life that should not be prosecuted like human beings, and the name “Killer Whales” is the result of false
Even if it only effects the livelihoods of a few, these people and their culture are important and under these circumstances these communities should be allowed to continue whaling. 6. As cited by Chandler's article, the IWC was started with the the international consensus that all whales are endangered, which is false. While certainly endangered species need to be protected, along with other environmental concerns considered, the facts need to be examined before a decision is made. International organizations should consider the impact of culture, economics, and national sovereignty before issuing something such a ban on whaling.
In conclusion Blackfish is gives audiences a shocking, aggressive and deeply compelling look into cruel practices of marine parks for decades that will change the way you look at captive/trained killer whales and other animals. In watching this documentary has significantly opened my eyes regarding the brutal treatment and methods of capturing wild animals giving me a greater sympathy for orcas in parks such as SeaWorld. This startling documentary will surprise audiences as Cowperthwaite is unrelenting in showing the fatal consequences of keeping killer whales in captivity while also critiquing of the cruel and immoral practises of
Furthermore, this can be the cause of all the incidence including to what happened to Dawn Brancheau who was completely mutilated by a whale. Despite the interview with a former trainer, from a document which was published after the release of Blackfish by SeaWorld to object
The Norwegian and Japanese positions and arguments to be permitted with the hunting of non-endangered species of whales as a cultural exemption should not be considered. According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation, “the whaling industry is in decline and the demand for meat is falling” (WDC, n.d.). Given this statement, I would support the ban of whaling worldwide. In addition, it would be difficult and costly to monitor the whaling activity that is taking place in waters where whales frequent.
There would be more problems that would present themselves in the future if nothing was done to prevent them now. Henceforth hunting should be acknowledged as a benevolent act that conserves wildlife, promotes personal growth for people who hunt, and maintains
These purposes include; a meal for the family, research purposes, or/and traditional matters to be carried out. The reason people want to put an end to this is because of whales becoming endangered, hence the numbers decreasing of many vital functions in an average marine environment Some may argue that whales are not at stake here, and that they are killed daily. On the other hand, this
There are many whales in the sea, but this particular whale called Moby Dick is the desirable catch for the whalers and captain due to its legendary proportions. In the novel, Moby Dick, it offers an allegorical story of humanity’s dangerous search for meaning. The monstrous, white whale represents that “meaning” humans have been hunting for their entire lives, but at the end one will discover that one can do so much but still end up not finding their answer. The entire plot to Moby Dick is directed towards the final confrontation between Ahab, his crewman and the White whale. At the end, the whale wins the fight and the rest of the crew on ship all die, demonstrating the fact that the whale cannot be defeated, hence signaling how the laws