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post #136 of 162
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
slim, cool avatar. blue ringed octopus, right?

Yep.
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post #138 of 162
I think having a couple of these guys, maybe launched from a larger ocean going vessel would do the trick. Tokyo Slim Anti-Piracy Fleet go!
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post #139 of 162
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Originally Posted by ArteEtLabore14 View Post
This.

and saddam hussein was with you in the 80´s.
post #140 of 162
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post #141 of 162
those fuckin whale war dipshits deserve it
post #142 of 162
I think they should try to stop Whalers on the Moon.
post #143 of 162
i miss futurama.
post #144 of 162
I rather like whales as an animal.

Besides, one can't quite wear whale skin as easily as say, leopard.
post #145 of 162
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Originally Posted by robin View Post
Silly Sea Shepherds In an episode this year, they showed up in the South Sea under the Norwegian flag (perhaps as a ruse to make the Japanese think another 'friendly' whaling ship was nearby). They then pulled it down and ran up their jolly roger. Flying false colors was definently a violation of maritime law for decades (centuries?), not so sure about today, but I wouldn't doubt it. Flying a Norwegian flag, when you're flagged in the Netherlands, is nothing but pure deception.
post #146 of 162
cant the fishermen just sink these guys?
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post #148 of 162
Here's the point.

We are at the top of the food chain. We all do eat meat or have at some time. The ones who really like meat, the responsible ones, have worked out ways to farm the meat they like. Not true with whales. Probably why there have been less attacks on dolphins is because they are more in the spotlight.

If someone were to actually prove these creatures think, are smart and have the ability to communicate, well that would be a problem. Although purely SF, Avatar made the point that when people want something badly, they just make the people they want it from evil or savage. It's our history, unfortunately.

You put a whaling ship with giant harpoons against whales and it's like a stacked game. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure the outcome. Or worried about sex with dolphins.

Yes, the Japanese learn slowly - when they want to. For them it is a matter of taste and dollars, or yen in this case. But pit a whale against an Eskimo, who depends on the food and is actually practicing his culture, well that is a bit of a different spin. Different environ. In the Japanese case, it's just a delicacy, nothing more, nothing less. Some age old testosterone of man over the elements. Believe me, Japan is already surviving without the taste for whale meat.

What would any of you say if an animal could talk? Do they? Probably tons/millions of petlovers believe they do. And when their pets die, it sometimes is a bigger loss than a human family member.

Comments to this site are pretty ridiculous, in some cases. Others are just trying to make a point, maybe get some agreement and awareness. It is always a choice. Three cheers to the guy who cares!

Tailsman
post #149 of 162
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Here's the point.

We are at the top of the food chain. We all do eat meat or have at some time. The ones who really like meat, the responsible ones, have worked out ways to farm the meat they like. Not true with whales. Probably why there have been less attacks on dolphins is because they are more in the spotlight.

If someone were to actually prove these creatures think, are smart and have the ability to communicate, well that would be a problem. Although purely SF, Avatar made the point that when people want something badly, they just make the people they want it from evil or savage. It's our history, unfortunately.

You put a whaling ship with giant harpoons against whales and it's like a stacked game. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure the outcome. Or worried about sex with dolphins.

Yes, the Japanese learn slowly - when they want to. For them it is a matter of taste and dollars, or yen in this case. But pit a whale against an Eskimo, who depends on the food and is actually practicing his culture, well that is a bit of a different spin. Different environ. In the Japanese case, it's just a delicacy, nothing more, nothing less. Some age old testosterone of man over the elements. Believe me, Japan is already surviving without the taste for whale meat.

What would any of you say if an animal could talk? Do they? Probably tons/millions of petlovers believe they do. And when their pets die, it sometimes is a bigger loss than a human family member.

Comments to this site are pretty ridiculous, in some cases. Others are just trying to make a point, maybe get some agreement and awareness. It is always a choice. Three cheers to the guy who cares!

Tailsman

Assuming you don`t eat any type of fish, including canned tuna, etc., maybe you have a point. Those are just "delicacies" too, and you don`t HAVE to eat them in this day and age.

You might think giant harpoons are cruel, but if you ask all the other fish being caught in giant nets, I doubt they will thank you for the pleasant experience.
post #150 of 162
Actually, I don't eat tuna. But you are right about nets. Nasty thing. I've never been into delicacies.

The point is, we have the technology now to resolve many things. If we are 'so far above' animals, you'd think we could figure out responsible and 'more humane' ways of handling our food chain.

Again, it's just a matter of choice. Kinda looking at a bigger picture, wouldn't you agree?

Thanks for your answer.
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