Whaling debate

Icelandic whaling vessels Minke whale meat kebabs, Reykjavik Iceland is one of a handful of countries that still maintain a whaling fleet. One company concentrates on hunting fin whaleslargely for export to Japan, while the only other one hunts minke whales for domestic consumption, as the meat is popular with tourists. Between and around 60 animals per year were taken under a scientific permit.

Whaling debate

The International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling in This ban, although not absolute due to the push from certain countries namely Japan, Iceland and Norway for scientific whaling, although these scientific reasons are yet to be Whaling debate.

This action is not coming from our government and therefore must come from non-government organisations, these organisations deserve the full protection from all governments that would be awarded to any citizen of Australia.

Whaling affects so many species of not only whales but also marine animals. As history shows whaling began in BC.

Whaling has changed ecosystems all over the world and continues to in this century.

Whaling debate

In the 19th century whaling was mainly used as a collection of whale oil or train oil. This was used in many make up products and perfumes.

Whaling debate

In the 20th and 21st century commercial whaling is aimed at the collection of whale meat for food. This is an unnecessary part of the food chain, especially when it comes with the certain endangerment and further more extinction of many whale species.

Is this not worth protecting?

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On average Japan kills between and whales each year. This number includes a huge number of endangered species. A banned Commercial whaling program.

The finback whale, a whale that the International Whaling Commission issued a suspension on whaling is still being hunted.

In the season Iceland took and the next year they took This is just unacceptable and the Non-Government Organisations have the right to have the safeguard of the Australian Government whilst fighting for a good and worthwhile cause. Japan and Australia are both signatories of the convention aiming to regulate and eventually have a complete ban on whaling.

Even though Japan had signed this document they continue to hunt and kill these beautiful animals to simply supply alternative meat for school lunches. The Australian Government not only has a moral obligation to protect these anti-whaling protesters but a legal obligation as well.

Australia has a responsibility to their citizens, to protect and defend them. Especially whilst they are trying to protect the very thing the Australian Government was trying to guard when setting up the Australian Whale Sanctuary, an area of water that Australia has categorically banned whaling in.

Even if only in Australian waters, Australia has the requirement to its people to stop this action that in Australia and the majority of the world is deemed wrong.

An anti-whaling vessel was there and attempted to stop the carcass from being transferred between the two Japanese vessels. The whalers then began to ram the Australians boat. No naval or custom vessels were there to assist the Australians in trouble.

This is just insupportable. The Australian Government must not only morally but legally protect and defend their citizens especially when they are under attack by a foreign, illegal fishing vessel.Explore the pros and cons of the debate Whaling.

Despite this, opponents of whaling argue that a return to full-scale commercial whaling will lead to economic concerns overriding those of conservation, and there is a continuing debate as to how to describe the current state of each species. Japan’s bid to resume commercial whaling sets stage for fierce debate Captured short-finned pilot whales lie on the deck of a whaling ship at Taiji Port in Japan's oldest whaling village of.

This convention set up the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to promulgate regulations for whaling activities. At that time, the international community believed that sustainable commercial whaling was possible, and the ICRW was intended to provide a framework for this.

Some whaling continues for research purposes, mostly by Japan, which has been widely criticised for taking hundreds more whales than can be justified by the needs of scientific inquiry.

Recently Japan and Norway have led demands from some countries for the lifting of the ban and the resumption of some whaling under regulation. The meat of the animal and other parts of whales were used as well, but it was the demand for oil that drove the industry.

With the development of petroleum oil in the late nineteenth century the industry declined, but whaling for meat and other products continued and modern technology was introduced to make hunting more efficient.