Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sea Shepherds

this is a link to the sea shepherrds website:

not only do they work to save baby seals, but they also have campaigns to save sharks, but most notably they have a show on animal planet called whale wars. this show is seeing the Japanese harpooning ships killing whales and the sea shepherds trying to stop them. Some of the things that they do go against international la, but they feel that it is their duty to protect the animals. Also what is interesting is like what we talked about in class with if animals feel pain, the way that they kill these animals (with first a modern harpoon, and if it struggles then a rifle) seems inhumane to me. Also, they follow pods, so in essence they will wipe out an entire family of whales just because whale meat is very profitable. Just another interesting side into the animal conservation debate

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