- I've never heard of any study which proved minke whales are close to human being in intelligence and social relationship.
Are there any such studies?
- Whales enjoy wild life and less than one percentage of them may be killed by whaling annually.
On the other hand, cattle live in confined environment like concentration camp, and mass-slaughered only in a several years of life.
Which of them do you think end up with miserable life?
- Although scientists and politicians in anti-whaling nations insist that enough data on whales can be collected with only non-lethal research, does the fact supports their assertion? So far as we see the poor results of AWE program conducted by Australia and New Zealand , it looks it's just a groundless doctrinairism of anti-whaling stance.
Introduction - Why Do I Support Whaling?
Some Youtube links
Every time Japanese research fleet leaves for research whaling, 'scientists'
in anti-whaling nations argue that non-lethal research can give the same quality
of data. However, I've never heard that those 'scientists' could prove such
assertion by conducting their own non-lethal research in the real field.
Are those just armchair theories to please political interests of some groups?
When IWC Scientific Committee reviewed Japanese research in the Antarictic in 1997, even a remark focused only on "population age structure" aspect stated "The review meeting noted that there were non-lethal methods available that could provide information about population age structure (e.g. natural marking) but that logistics and the abundance of minke populations in Areas IV and V probably precluded their successful application."
About a 'nonfiction?' movie "THE COVE"
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