Whales are marine creatures that we do not see everyday. They are big yet beautiful. But what if the mammals that we do not see everyday won’t be seen anymore? Do we like to have extinction on the species that most people love?
“We are the stewards of God’s creation.” We all know that. That is why I think we should ban Japanese from whaling to prevent whales from being not only endangered but also extinct. Japanese catch whales to provide classy food to their people. Whale meat is expensive and the favourite of some people. They say that if we ban them from whaling, we should also be banned from killing kangaroos. Kangaroos easily breed and therefore are not yet vulnerable to endangerment whereas whales are hard to breed. They are not ordinary fish that easily lays egg and grows fast. There are only a few of them so we should not let them be gone. Also, whale meat has high levels of toxins in it. The highest concentration of endocrine disrupting compounds ever found in any animal was measured recently in the blubber of a Minke Whale, a species commonly hunted by Japanese whalers in Antartic waters. These toxins are particularly dangerous for pregnant women and growing children, which calls into the question the practice providing whale meat lunches for school children. Therefore it is not just the number of whales that we protect but also the safety of children eating them.
“More than 1.5 million people go whale watching in Australia each year adding $300 million into the economy. Yet the mainstay of our whale watching industry, the humpback whale, will face Japanese whalers’ harpoons at the end of this year as Japan is poised to expand its ‘scientific’ whaling program in the Antarctic”, stated by Shoal Haven City Council.
According to German historian Klaus Barthelmess it is "Pure presumptuousness!" to suggest that world opinion is against whaling. He writes:
"This opinion [against whaling] is almost exclusively found in densely populated...