Originally Posted by WaTaGuMp
I have to ask this, the area where they go and whale, do any whale watching boats take tourists out there? If the answer is no then whats the big deal them killing a certain amount of whales. If no one ever sees them I don't understand. The people on the boat keep talking about saving the planet etc by stopping whaling, I don't see how whales save the planet. I have been out on boats here in So Cal and we saw whales, granted it was cool and all, but if I never saw one again I highly doubt my life will be ruined. I am not trying to sound like an ass or anything it just seems the place they are trying to stop whaling is kinda empty except for whalers and the activists, if I am wrong then I apologize.
It's not merely that you're wrong; you don't seem to understand anything about biology or balanced ecosystems, and why they're important to the health of the oceans. These are some of the largest creatures ever to inhabit the earth (near as we can tell, the Blue Whale is
the largest), a product of millions of years of evolution, and we probably share a distant ancestor with them as we do with dolphins and all other marine mammals. I've never seen a bald eagle either, but I feel certain we'd all be diminished if our national symbol were to suddenly go extinct because of our own actions. DDT almost made that happen.
That said, they'll probably end up extinct anyway as the oceans become ever more toxic from the activities and waste products of man. I just don't think we need to hurry them along.