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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Unrelated drivel is unrelated.


    Sure, that way only the wealthy could afford to eat meat. You should spend your time picketing fast food burger joints.
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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    So do pigs. There has been a video circulating Youtube (a dodgy way to begin any argument) of a bull entering a bullring, and immediately making a dash for freedom into the crowd, clearly he knew what was coming. There are disconcerting examples of intelligence in many animals (see the TED video 'the amazing intelligence of crows). If we are going to determine whether or not it is ok to eat something on the basis on IQ we need to be more consistent.
    Pigs, cows, bulls are not on the endangered species list. Whales are. Pigs, cows, bulls are sustainable livestock. Whales aren't. They cannot be farmed and raised by humans, they are a wild species. When they are gone, they are gone forever. The international community recognizes this, hence the ban on commercial whaling which Japan brazenly defies every year under the pathetic guise of "research".

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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Pigs, cows, bulls are not on the endangered species list. Whales are. Pigs, cows, bulls are sustainable livestock. Whales aren't. They cannot be farmed and raised by humans, they are a wild species. When they are gone, they are gone forever. The international community recognizes this, hence the ban on commercial whaling which Japan brazenly defies every year under the pathetic guise of "research".
    Why can't they farm raise whales like they do salmon,cows or some other animal?
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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Sure, that way only the wealthy could afford to eat meat.
    That's fine. Society shouldn't be subsidizing your meat consumption via wasted water, higher crop prices, and environmental degradation anyway. Society has better things to worry about. Eating meat should be a luxury; if you want to do it, fine, but don't expect your fellow citizens to pick up the tab for part of the cost.

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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Pigs, cows, bulls are not on the endangered species list. Whales are. Pigs, cows, bulls are sustainable livestock. Whales aren't. They cannot be farmed and raised by humans, they are a wild species. When they are gone, they are gone forever. The international community recognizes this, hence the ban on commercial whaling which Japan brazenly defies every year under the pathetic guise of "research".
    Not all species of whale are endangered. I have no problem with them hunting non-endangered species... whale meat is delicious, BTW
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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Why can't they farm raise whales like they do salmon,cows or some other animal?
    You ever tried farming a giant aquatic creature that migrates thousands of kilometres to breed?
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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Pigs, cows, bulls are not on the endangered species list. Whales are. Pigs, cows, bulls are sustainable livestock. Whales aren't. They cannot be farmed and raised by humans, they are a wild species. When they are gone, they are gone forever. The international community recognizes this, hence the ban on commercial whaling which Japan brazenly defies every year under the pathetic guise of "research".

    Let me add that it's impossible to kill whales humanely. Including your factors, it's impossible for me the agree with whale hunting.
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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Why can't they farm raise whales like they do salmon,cows or some other animal?
    I sincerely hope you are kidding. Really????
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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    You ever tried farming a giant aquatic creature that migrates thousands of kilometres to breed?
    Who says it has to be blue whale or some other extremely large species? Whales come in all kinds of sizes.
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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I sincerely hope you are kidding. Really????

    If they can breed whales for food then it would help save the wild population.
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