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Leader Of The Makah Whale
1,404 wordsEnvision the Makah nation before white men came to reduce their lands, diminished their way of life, and contaminate them with new diseases. The Makah tribe was once free to roam along the dark sandy beaches of the Olympic Peninsula and experience the fiery glow of the sinking sun creep into the depths of the vast Pacific Ocean. They are no longer able to undergo this majestic cycle in the same tranquility that their ancestors once did. After dealing with the inequities that were brought upon th...
History Of The Regulated Whaling Industry
1,363 wordsA paper by Bryan Tobias Introduction The following paper is about the resumption of whaling by Norway with a focus on the American attitude towards whaling in general. Whaling is a very sensitive issue for many people, including myself. There are many people who feel that whales are highly intelligent mammals, akin to humanity in many ways. They cite the fact that whales mate for life, the size of the average whales brain, and the proof that whales communicate with one another; all of these trai...
Cheaper Whale Meat From Norway
351 wordsThe Whaling Ban Should Not Be Lifted In this essay, I will argue that Japan and Norway should not continue whaling and trading in whale meat. Each year, Japan kills around 700 whales for what it claims is research, while the meat is being sold in restaurants and shops. If there are to be whales at all for future generations to enjoy, then this excessive whaling has got to stop. Not only is Japan over-whaling, it is importing cheaper whale meat from Norway because of its cheaper prices. The hunti...
1,729 wordsWhy the Makah Indians hunt whales:" Whales provide us with the food for our bodies, bones for our tools and implements and spirits for our souls."We haven't hunted the whale for 70 years but have hunted them in our hearts and in our minds."Whales are a central focus of our culture today as they have been from the beginning of time". This has been a tradition of the Makah Indians for more than 2000 years. They had to stop in 1926 due to the scarcity of gray whales. But their abundance now makes i...
Makah In Traditional Rights To The Whale
2,251 wordsThe Makah Indian Whaling: Indigenous Right or Environmental Injustice by x Abstract For hundreds of centuries, the Makah Indians have revolved their culture and traditions around whaling. It has been part of their tradition as long as the tribe has ever existed. In the early part of this century the Makah voluntarily abandoned the whale hunt in recognition of the precarious situation of the gray whale. When the whale was listed as an endangered species in 1969 the hunt was officially banned. The...
Hunting Minke Whales
1,855 wordsThe Debate of Their Lives Many people enjoy hunting because it is relaxing, fun or also a means of survival. Through out the years, though, hunting has become a dangerous event for has been around for centuries and has almost brought about the extinction many species of whales (Whaling 2). Many countries have hunted whales in the past but now there are only a few whaling countries, one being Japan (Lemonick 42). Japan, disregarding the ban, are now hunting minke whales because they feel there is...
Whale Meat Like Japan
506 wordsThe United States views whaling very differently than Japan does. The first whale hunters were in the prehistoric times. At first they would just kill and eat beached whales. That became such a habit that they started hunting them. Most whale hunters use harpoons, guns, lances, or bombs that blow up inside the whale. They use catcher boats, or kayaks. In 1925, whalers developed factory ships that could hold 12 catcher boats and a crew of about 400. In 1931, the International Whaling Convention b...
300 Whales For Research And The Meat
572 wordsDuring the austral summer a giant selection of phytoplankton blooms bringing billions upon billions of krill to the Southern Ocean, which also attracts many whales. Whalers in the late 1800's to the early 1900's relished this season, coming and catching as many whales as they could find. Today's whalers hunt the whales in moderation and hunt the whales for research as well as the bones, oil / blubber and meat they were hunter for when whaling first began. When whaling first began all whaling was...
Makah Never Kill A Whale
9,571 wordsUDL 2003-2004 Core Files 1/1 Aff / Makah Whaling Table of Contents Makah Whaling Affirmative Table of Contents 75 Makah Whaling 1 AC 76 Inherency Extensions 82 Extensions to Harms: Makah Undermines US Credibility 83 Extensions to Harms: Whale Extinction 84 Extensions to Harms: Human Extinction 85 Extensions to Solvency: US Key to Whaling Ban 86 Extensions to Solvency: Doesn't Violate Treaty 87 Extensions to Solvency: Moral Imperative 88 Answers to: "Ban Not Enforced" 89 Answers to: "Racism" 90 A...
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