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.
That’s so crazy! Some people like to think that if SeaWorld has to close down, then so should the zoo. But that is really different, at the zoo no know has been hurt by an animal (at least I don’t think so), but at SeaWorld they have been many death occurred, because kids think it is safe for them to touch the animals, plus while training the orcas killed the trainers. “Orcas in the wild have an average life expectancy of 30 to 50 years—their estimated maximum lifespan is 60 to 70 years for males and 80 to over 100 for females. The average age of death for orcas who have died at SeaWorld is 13 years old,” by SeaWorldog Hunt.
Today, whaling is still a threat, and the International Whaling Commission tries to regulate all whales killed, but there is still a lot happening under the radar. Countries such as Japan and Iceland are illegally killing hundreds of whales a year. There is still much to be learned about these beautiful creatures, but one thing is for sure: whaling without regulation will result in the extinction of many whale species. Whales are one of the most mysterious creatures in the ocean and it is sad to think of a world without them. Before we decide that whaling is completely evil and should be stopped immediately, one must remember that aboriginal
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. Norway acts in a much more humane way than the fisherman of Taiji. Norway has had a long tradition of whaling and using whale meat for food and blubber for oil, especially in harsh, cold northern regions. Norwegian fishermen patrol their waters with explosive harpoons that kill most whale instantaneously. The Taiji fishermen on the other hand unnecessarily slay thousands of dolphins by bombarding them with agonizingly loud noises.
It will kill them faster if you keep all the little fish people catch. In addition, there are many creatures on earth that people kill and don 't eat and there are many things that have went extinct, but fish will always be on earth. If people dont even out the population then fish will die out. In contrast, if people don
According to the article, Shark populations healthy but still at risk, study finds, by Timothy Hurley, overfishing is the main cause of the population declining. Numerous sharks have been caught and thrown back after their fins have been cut off, the process is known as finning. For this reason, fins are used for soup, a delicacy known as shark fin soup. The dish supposedly offers various benefits to our bodies. However there is no scientific fact to support it.
The introduction of this snake has resulted in 12 native bird extinctions. Due to the wide availability of prey and the lack of natural predators in Guam, the Brown Tree Snake has grown larger than its original, South Pacific size which is about 3-6 feet, to up to 10 feet in recorded history. Along with the rapid growth rate of the Brown Tree Snakes in Guam, they have a reproduction rate of two clutches per year. Each clutch can have 4-12 eggs, about one inch long. The females lay their eggs in hollow logs or crevices in rocks, where they are more likely protected from the heat and drying temperatures, but, if the prey is low in abundance and the climate varies, the female Brown Tree Snake can store sperm for up to seven years, or until conditions are favorable again for her young.
In the film Blackfish by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, the scene in which Seaworld trainer Kenneth Peters, almost died when he was repeatedly pulled and dragged under the water by the killer whale kasatka, was by the most breathtaking and disturbing footage presented throughout the film. Based on this scene, the director is arguing that the captivity of Killer whales is inhumane, because the emotions humans contain and express are equivalent or inferior to those of animals, which can lead to extreme mental instability. Similarly Mark twain also touches upon the ideas of animals being equal or superior towards humans in “The Lowest Animal”. Furthermore, Twain brilliantly and satirically describes the animal kingdom and the placement of humans on it. He argues that Animals are the lower species when he states that “ the higher animals have no religion.
2016). Overall, in the past 75 years the global whale shark’s population has declined by 50% (Pierce, S.J. & Norman B. 2016). Whale sharks are protected species in 13 of 100 countries that they visit every year and is classified as a vulnerable species (Rogers M.
Dolphins are wild creatures of the sea, intelligent animals that shouldn 't be living in captivity. Captivity isn’t their regular habitat, their normal life is chasing fish on the sea. We capture them to A life in a small tank which is not healthy for dolphins. They have been slaughtered on the coast of Japan, Taiji. So after seeing what conditions some dolphins are capture and kill by Japanese fishermen on The Cove, it made me question the situations of all the dolphins that we currently saw in dolphinarium making acrobatics in captivity because money can buy everything but happiness and freedom.
According to Fredrick Humber, a marine sciences professor at University of South Alabama, the ocean-bottom sampling reveled that migrating rays are eating all adult scallops which prompted the state to close bay scallop fishery in 2004. In addition, because of the dense population of cownose rays, scientists are worried the rays will begin targeting other species. (Peterson 2015). The information provided by the journal articles did contribute to the take home message. This topic has made me think differently because usually sharks are looked upon as the predator by humans; however, in this scenario they are the prey.
Dinosaurs are now extinct and sharks are not but if shark finning does not stop they will soon be extinct. Sharks are already an endangered species with humans killing 11,417 sharks per hour and annually it can be up 273 million sharks. Sharks may go extinct within the next few decades if the killing rate stays at 100 million sharks killed per year. The shark savers is an organization that raises awareness and saves sharks from the cruel and inhumane way of shark finning. There needs to be more people like this to save the sharks and keep them from
Here are some of the main reason of why sharks are getting hunted. Not everybody is scared of sharks but the people that are don’t like to swim in the same waters as them or go out on a boat. So ever since then people have been killing sharks so that the waters would be safer to swim in. Barnett said “ The ocean is a domain of the sharks and we go there with risk always”. Which is true every were you go you are at risk and it is not safe for anybody to swim with sharks.
Maybe, if you are lucky, you will drown. Perhaps you will be dragged on a ship. Even though you are still conscious and in great agony, you will be cut up into pieces. This is the fate of hundreds of whales every year. Although many countries such as Japan and Norway continue to hunt whales for their byproducts and scientific research, whaling should be outlawed