Originally Posted by Paul Ward
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There are a number of publications on the JWA website, but they all seem to aim in the direction that the "scientific" aspect of the whaling is to determine if it possible to continue commercial whaling.
This is very different to what most people would understand by scientific research into whales.
I am interested 4islands in why you support regulated whaling when the means of killing has been shown time and again to be the most barbaric manner of killing any animal for human consumption that there is?
When the killing is totally unnecessary for food production (though was not always so historically) why should it now continue?
Have you been to the web site of the Institute of Cetacean Research? They may have the kind of information you are looking for.
I have heard that there are over a million minke whales today. If that is a more or less accurate estimate, taking a couple of thousand from that reserve a year sounds sustainable, now that only a few countries are interested in whaling today. In fact, the Japanese Fishery Agency says that it will protect 98% of whales in the world, which sounds more than reasonable.