- Some whales will live to see another day.
- Killing in the name of science is a lie, and doesn't exactly give science a better reputation.
- The Nisshin Maru whaling ship gave in to the harassment of the conservationists.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ships have been chasing the whaling fleet for weeks in the icy seas, trying to block Japan's annual whale hunt, planned for up to 945 whales.The latter point proves that aggressive actions by conservationists actually works. Three cheers!
Again, this may not be a permanent halt, but I still regard is a step in the right direction. The fact that eating whales is tradition in Japan matters none.
The country kills hundreds of whales every year in a hunt which appalls conservationists but which is also deeply embedded in traditional Japanese culture.[Source.] Slavery. Beheadings. Torture. Discrimination. Bullfights. All sorts of things were practiced for hundreds of years, condoned by governments and leaders, and yet no longer considered morally defensible. It's got to fucking stop.