For the first time in three decades, Japan conferred about plans to revive commercial whale hunting, last Jan 24. This plan was made after Japan’s decision last December to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
The organization said whalers from Pacific coast towns, which includes recognized dolphin-hunter, Taiji, was expected to give five vessels on a joint mission starting July 1, after Japan formally ended
Whales are mainly hunted for their meat, oil, and blubber, which can be used to manufacture lamp oil, soap, perfume, cosmetics, corsets, umbrellas, and other tools like fishing hooks.
Even though in most countries, whale hunting is regarded illegal, some organizations still find legal loopholes for their own benefit and for their love of money.
Whaling is allowed for research purposes and is deemed legal, the research’s purpose is to monitor the health of a specific whale species and find ways on how to make their natural environment better so that their population keeps on growing. But, after the whales are captured their meat will inevitably be sold for profit. The common excuse why whalers sell the meat is because its simplest way to throw away the corpse.
Some concerned organizations and groups have made some laws to protect the whales and to ban this practice because the gentle giants may soon face extinction. However, it seems like this is an
Whale population is already decreasing because of chemical pollution, noise pollution, being trapped in fishing nets, bumping with ships and global warming. We