Q: Don't people need to hunt whales for food?
A: There are certain groups of people who do, in fact, rely on whales for local nutritional subsistence such as the people of Lamalera (Indonesia) or certain Inuit communities in remote parts of the Arctic.
However, whale meat is not necessary for food security in any of the nations that kill whales on an industrial scale (Iceland, Norway and Japan). Only a tiny fraction of the populations of these developed nations consumes whale on a regular basis. Much of the meat is stockpiled in cold storage or ground up into fertilizer and animal feed. The rest is sold as a luxury item in markets and restaurants.
surfrat wrote:good job they dont hve guns really
"Ram" seems a bit strong however.. A ram to me is a good hard whack, not a low-speed scraping..
purpleandy wrote:Cat amongst the pidgeons time.... one of those groups is going about a legal activity....
who, the whalers? they are targeting protected species (more valuable), they regularly stray into the the Australian economic exclusion zone, where they have been ordered out by the federal government. No one else was doing anything about it.purpleandy wrote:Cat amongst the pidgeons time.... one of those groups is going about a legal activity....
purpleandy wrote:All of which were made legal through the courts, not by breaking the law.
ATTMFKH wrote:Japan - twice the UK population on a land mass the size of Wales, of which 70% is mountainous /uninhabitable. This puts a huge strain on land for farming and their quest for protein that cannot be delivered by the land.
Wonder what we would do in the UK ?
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