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Natalie Del Gallo
3/27
Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:19pm
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The topic I would like to rite about for the paper is on a subject called whaling. Whaling is a very big issue that not many people realize is going on in life. Whales are a gigantic factor in the ecosystem. Whaling is slowly whipping out different species with each passing year. The main offenders of whaling are countries like, Japan, China and Finland. Whale is considered a delicacy in countries like those. These cultures are killing out a species just for some food. There was a ban out on whaling in 1986 due to the decreasing whale population. After the ban was place whaling became more regulated and what seemed like an idea that could save the whales was really happening. However, the ban did not stop main offenders like Japan, to stop poaching the whales. To this day they still havenít stopped, even with supporting fats that the whales are becoming endangered. The countries that do still practice whaling do so by circumnavigating the rules and claim they are doing this for research purposes. This is untrue however. The weird thing is that the demand for whale is going down but they are still be hunted, now more then ever. With the declining interest in whale meat and the regulations and bans already put in place hopefully whaling will finally stop. I am obviously arguing against whaling. These creatures are vital to the ecosystem and without them the ocean wont be able to run smoothly. Whaling reminds me of the story ďtop of the food chainĒ. If the whales are gone then everything else is going to fall apart. The people who agree with whaling are mostly the people profiting from it. They use excuses for killing whales in the first place and once they are killed for meat the meat usually sits there for a couple of months because whale meat is becoming less of a delicacy now. Also, the people hunting the whales are more focused about themselves then the environment as a whole. I still have more research to do on the topic and find more debatable arguments. However, what I have read so far is very interesting to me and makes me want to get involved, so I am happy I choose to write about this topic.

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