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    When the two sides come together, the argument boils down to one major point, should we “Free Willy?” Those who side with the whales, whether their reasons be emotional or defended with welfare standards, feel that the whales should be released back into the wild or into private coves3. The opposing side makes valid arguments against the release of the currently captive whales. Currently captive whales were either removed from the wild at a young age, albeit in a cruel way, or they were bred in captivity11

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    The seal hunt should be banned. They are being hunted for their fur. Canada allows 470,000 seals to be hunted every year, and that is endangering the seals population. Hunters specifically look for baby seals to hunt. They do this because their fur is very soft, and they have a lot of value in them. The seals that get killed for their fur are all 2-3 weeks old. These animals are getting killed very often, and they get killed in a very painful way. Hunters don’t shoot the animal. Shooting the animal

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    On December 2, 1946, the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling was signed in Washington, D.C. It established the International Whaling Commission that has overseen commercial whaling to the present day. The commission consists of almost ninety countries whose goal is to regulate the international hunting of whales. It protects different species, establishes marine sanctuaries and wildlife preserves, establishes whaling seasons, and set quotas on the amount of whales that can be captured

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    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

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    Introduction Whale hunting in Japan has become an increasingly controversial topic after the International Whaling Commission law was passed because Japan has been killing large number of whales for scientific research. This is because of that some of whales’ species such as blue whales are considered endangered and this might cause an ecological damage to the sea environment. Whales are intelligent animals and their existence participate in the environmental equilibrium therefore killings

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    18th and 19th century, whaling became increasingly more popular. By the 1930s, over 50,000 whales were being killed every year, and many species (such as the sperm whale) were almost hunted to extinction. Now that these species are finally making a comeback, it is pivotal that we as a society, who wants to keep our whales, make sure that we never allow whaling to get as out of hand as it was in the past. Today, whaling is still a threat, and the International Whaling Commission tries to regulate all

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    History Of Whaling

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    Brief History of Whaling. Whaling is the practice of killing whales for the purpose of food, supplies (such as bone) or for sport. Since prehistoric times whales have been sources of food and provisions for humans. For some groups such as the Eskimo and some Asian countries, whaling is an integral part of their culture. Whaling in Asia was recorded in over 5,000 BC, and in Europe a thousand years later. However it was not until the sixtieth century that full scale commercial whaling was recorded, and

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    Unit 6 Written Assignment Japan and Norway: A cultural case for an exemption from the international ban on whaling. Introduction and the Japanese and Norwegian position Japan Japan is certainly one of the two countries, and the only country, in Asia to make the claim that Whaling should be permitted for certain Whale stocks. The practice of hunting Whales can be traced back to over 1,000 years. And, in turn there are records that show Jimmu, the first Emperor, who rein circa 660BC himself ate

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    countries, have sought cultural exemptions for whaling in the last few decades and such allowances should be made within certain qualifiers. At the core of the issue is the United Nations Conventions on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the United Nations International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), and the moratorium on hunting whales by the International Whaling Commission (IWC). In 1986 the IWC made a blanket moratorium on whaling and it has been in place ever since (IWC, n

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    I chose the case of the exemption for whaling because it clearly shows how globalized opinion has the power to impact villagers that may not even be aware of the discussions that their activities generate worldwide. After reading this paper you will notice that I am against this whaling ban because I have already seen the devastating force that some hypocrite laws have and what they can do to small communities, usually constituted by poor people. Just to illustrate my point, a similar case happened

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    The reading passage argues that the sea cow extinct in 1768 and provides three possible theories for their extinction. However, the professor explains that true cause of extinction is still unknown and there are problems with the argument by the passage and he repudiates each of the author 's reasons. At first, the reading passage posits that over-hunting of native people for food in that period is the primary reason for the extinction of sea cow. In contrast, the lecturer refutes this ratiocination

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    Hawaii Fishing History

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    History of commercial fishing in Hawaii Shortly after Statehood, a U.S. De­partment of Interior, Bureau of Com­mercial Fisheries proposal labeled the Hawaii fishery as "dying". Hawaii's major commercial fisheries had been dominated by traditional prac­tices that reflected Hawaii's Japanese immigrant heritage and its impact on the local fishery and seafood markets. The predominant commercial fishery was aku (skipjack tuna), which was caught by a live-bait, pole-and-line, wooden sampan fleet, known

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    group of activists' harassment and fight against the Japanese whaling ship. How the show depicted the fight between a group and Japanese ship was controversial, the show was cut off without a conclusion about this battle, but it concluded in me that the issue has to be ended without such fight. As a native Japanese myself, the Whale catching has been a controversial topic for decades, in particular, environmental activities against whaling increased rapidly since the 1980s and broadcasted or made

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    The Evolutionary History of Baleen Whales Dailynn Tejeda Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences The Evolutionary History of Baleen Whales The baleen whale family houses the largest whales that are currently known to man, leaving many scientists questioning as to how, and why, these whales evolved to become so humungous, when millions of years ago they were much smaller. Questions as to how they evolved to only feed on minuscule prey are also raised when speaking about baleen whale evolution

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    threats they face. Ban or no ban, whaling remains inhumane and whales are unsuitable for use by humans in this way.” On The Nature Publishing Group they say that “ Major disadvantages of whaling include the potential extinction of some whale species, the unsafe levels of mercury that whale meat can contain and the potential harm to ecosystems that removing whales can cause. In addition, whale watching is a lucrative business in many parts of the world, and whaling could have an impact on that activity

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    In the materialistic world today, whaling seems to become a norm to the society as it happens around us in the world everyday. In Japan, it was defined as “Japanese Whaling” and it begun in the 12th century. Whaling is an activity that people hunt whales from the sky blue ocean to make profits from it, use them for research purposes and extract the nutrient from their body for human consumption that is essential for human’s health. In fact, it is just an activity that kills whale for human’s own

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    Lobster Fishing Industry

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    Introduction In 1867, the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) was created to regulate and control lobster fishing by issuing licenses, creating fishing seasons, documenting quota, regulating how many people could fish lobster, and how many fish could be brought ashore (Campbell, 2017). A hundred and fifty years later, DFO is still in the position to manage the Prince Edward Island lobster fishing industry. This is not the beginning of the story and this paper will discuss the people

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    The Inuit and Haida The tribes Inuit and Haida are uniquely different groups of people. They all do things different from each other ,but with some similarity . Life of these two tribes are successful for their group. Workable tribes had to have go through desperate measures. Even in the old days challenges did come up. The Inuit have weather, animals, and food supplies to worry about to stay consistent. On the other hand, Haidas tribe kind of has it easy, such as a good wood source

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    hunters are harming it. This is called whaling, where the whales are hunted, speared, shot, and killed for their meat. The hunters use the whale for a lot of products that you may unknowingly use today! Did you also know that you might even eat it everyday? Why should we care? Whaling is poisonous to the people who eat it, it’s inhumane to poison us and kill mammals. Also, it’s a waste of money. Therefore, we should put an end to whaling. First, whaling is highly poisonous to the people who may

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    Whaling, which has been in practice for centuries, involved hunting and killing whales in order to obtain oil, meat, or bone. In past years, it has proven controversial and has brought up the question as to whether or not whaling should continue. In order to get a full glimpse of this issue, we need to gather the pros and cons to whaling. By doing this, we can truly assess whether or not whaling is something that should be carried on and legalised. In the Faroe Islands, there is an old saying which

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