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36 minutes ago, NearPup said:

I mean I remember Europeans clutching their pearls over seal hunting in Canada because it looks gory so...

 

Canada is responsible for the Atlantic cod population collapse and who cares about it these days? Nobody. Wealthy countries can always buy themselves a clear consciousness :p

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6 hours ago, NearPup said:

I mean I remember Europeans clutching their pearls over seal hunting in Canada because it looks gory so...

Most Europeans are disgusted by this as well, and rightly so. But this kind of easy hunt-and-murder is fine as long as it's called tradition, so yeah, nothing to worry about it for them. They'll be able to happily slaughter more and more next year :) 

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First of all. That massive slaughtering was a huge mistake, even experienced whalers (including the foreman where it happened who wasn't a part of it) in the Faroe Islands say so. Way too many dolphins to way too few hunters. That one was certainly barbaric as they were struggling for way too long.

 

Second. Nothing's showing a general gain in this. Certainly this one catch will make 2021 numbers much higher than normal (more white-sided dolphins than the last 12 years together), but there is regulation to keep it at a level where it doesn't in any way endanger the animals.

 

Third. If grindadrap is to be disallowed we would need to see a ton of slaughterhouses and farms around the world shut down as well killing a lot of meat industries. If that's wanted, that's certainly okay and we should generally treat our animals better, but as long as billions around the world eat meat (myself included, though I try cutting it down a bit) we have animals treated poorly all around the world!

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a huge fan of how it's done, but I just don't see it (once again with that single situation as an exception) as worse than many others treating chicken, cows, pigs and other animals bred for eating.

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The population of chicken, cows & pigs is waaaay bigger worldwide than the population of dolphins. I'm not surprised tough, if only some Eastern Bloc or Third World country or China did a similar thing the outrage would be enormous. But because it's done by one of the rich Western countries people will come up with a thousand of reasons why it has to be done and it shouldn't be stopped :p  Nothing to see here, get ready for more dolphins being killed next year!

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