Is hunting for whales ever okay?

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    Japan slaughters more than 120 pregnant whales for 'research'

    A lot of people are angry with Japan and Norway for hunting Minke whales. Minke whales are not endangered and the hunting of them is regulated. If eating cows and chickens isn't wrong then why is it wrong to eat a Minke whale?
     
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    I don’t know. I need to sample some Minke Whale to be able to make a determination. Is it good with ketchup.
     
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    Climate change. We have to stop the cows from farting.
     
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    Since they are not endangered, and the hunting is regulated.

    I don't see the problem. .... :dunno:
     
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    Eating anything that tastes good is okay. If bald eagle tasted like steak I would strangle one on the White House lawn in front of children.
     
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    From the article,

    "The latest figures show that of 333 minke Antarctic whales killed last summer, 181 were females. Some 122 females, or 67 per cent, were pregnant.

    The hunt killed 61 immature males and 53 immature females – 114 in total."

    Have no idea how many estimated Minke Whales there are in the oceans, but that is a lot of pregnant whales being harvested in a single year.

    I find Japans science research statement claims to be hollow, it has the smell of trying to legitimize the scale of harvesting them for food.
     
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    Dominion or Minimization

    Enviros are mutants who never got the memo to their DNA that man evolved into a far higher status than the animals, which only exist for our use and even pleasure.
     
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    Thar's PETA. Thar She Blows!

    The money made off formerly useless whales is what originally financed the oil industry.
     
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    We don't eat "cows".

    Cows are used in the dairy industry and when they become old aged they become cat and dog food.

    Chickens are birds, not mammals.

    As far as livestock raising and butchering for meat, while this has never set well with animal rights activists, it has historically been a great source of protein and nutrition for humans.

    As for whales, they are just another species of mammal. No different killing a whale than killing a steer.

    We do kill and eat steers. Just not cows.
     

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