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Dolphin slaughter in Japan - What are your thoughts?
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Posted 1/21/14
I think japan is already pretty infamously known for killing whales and dolphins so it doesn't really effect how I already feel, it is sad but a lot of other countries are also known for equally if not more horrendous things involving animals, I guess you have to accept the good with the bad. On marine parks, well I will be sure to never visit one, thinking about how the poor things got there would be very depressing.
Posted 1/21/14
I think it's horrible to keep killing animals that... cannot reproduce easily... I mean whales and dolphins don't breed like rodents or cockroaches. So whalers need to take that into consideration.

And I'm not against dolphin hunting because they're intelligent; I look at it from a scientific point of view. When you exterminate a species of animals, other species of the ecosystem will become affected by that extinction.


I also saw a video about how the general Japanese population aren't aware of the whale and dolphin slaughter--I don't know how credible those videos are. They pick people from the street asking if they knew their country was killing whales and dolphins, and people said no they weren't aware.


Japan has always been a fishing country, and they love their fish cuisine, but I think scientific reasoning must always come before cultural practices.
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Just another step towards the mass extermination of all life on earth.
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Posted 1/21/14

Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Just another step towards the mass extermination of all life on earth.


That doesn't sound so bad.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Just another step towards the mass extermination of all life on earth.


That doesn't sound so bad.


It's the only means for the most peaceful solution to the daily struggle of living.
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Please keep in mind this is not ALL of Japan i am 100% sure there is people in Japan that think is wrong.
I just don't like people lumping a country together as one because of what a small part of it does.

Sucks that people are okay with mass slaughtering these animals, i've never met one but unlike some animals they really do like they are displaying emotion. (Not saying other animals don't feel emotions) Just that these dolphins look very human in how they do it.
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Knowing what is happening to those incredibly intelligent beings is very sobering and makes me feel somewhat guilty for supporting Japan through other means until this terrible practice is ended for good. Please share your thoughts about this!
Don't make the mistake of lumping in an entire cultures populace with one aspect of it. If you want to not support the slaughter of dolphins just make sure to do some research and not support the parts of Japanese industry that have a hand in it, which I'm pretty sure are likely not heavily tied into the arts industry(anymore than any industries these days aren't interlinked by large corporations of course). I mean you don't boycott your local Natural Foods co-op or whatever(assuming you patronize that type of place of course) just because its in America and shares space with McDonalds, do you? In fact by not patronizing what you consider the positive aspects of their collective Industry you are just hurting that part of it and by doing so actually increasing the relative worth of the aspects you disapprove of.


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That red water is a really ugly picture. It should be done in a more...cleaner way I suppose. Slaughter is slaughter for all animals including the bacon you had for breakfast. All animals are intelligent beings. Arrogance gets people to define intelligence as how close they are to that of humans. With technology, people get really disconnected with how the animal they are eating got onto their plate. People need to recognize how that animal became food in the first place (Silver Spoon is a real good anime for that)

I don't really care much that dolphins are being eaten, but there should be water pollution regulations. Japan doesn't seem to have this yet the last time I've check and apparently this seems to be a real problem (I don't know if they have changed since then).

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Humans are the top of the food chain. As long as they are doing it legally, I don't have a problem with it. If they are poaching then that's when we have problems. People will say as long as it's within the law that's such a cop out, but look we all gotta eat it's a job end of story. If you have enough to pay them so they stop they probably will, but someone else will see profit in the operation and continue it. Welcome to the real world kiddos.
It's kind of like saying, "as long as you buy a slave legally, shouldn't be a prob". Sometimes law doesn't cover everything, that's why new laws are constantly being made. Diffusion of responsibility gets people saying, "well it's not my problem, I'm just doing my job. It's not illegal". Imagine the Federal Meat Inspection Act was never commissioned by Roosevelt because "look we all gotta eat, it's not against the law to sell filthy meat. Do you have enough money to pay for the cost of these restrictions?"
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I think that instead of going out into the open sea and killing them, we should have dolphin farms.
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Posted 1/21/14
There's a lot of people saying naive and ignorant things here. I'm disappointed..
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well it's sad and i wish it could be stopped, but i'm sure not everyone in Japan supports this, either. the things i like about japan aren't even in this category (i don't even like seafood lol).

but if you think about it every country does really bad things. is japan more messed up than others? idk. i don't feel worse or better about the country knowing what i know, but i definitely could never respect the sort of people who condone mass slaughter of a species.
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If they're killing the dolphins to eat, oh well. I love meat, and if I could find a place that made dolphin I'd try it. I love beef, chicken, and all other kinds of meat, so why discriminate on dolphin?

I'm on team people, and if it means eating dolphins to survive then let's do it. So long as they can reproduce quick enough and we don't totally make them extinct, they're on the same playing field as all other animals I consume on a daily basis, as douchebaggish as that may sound.
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I see where you are coming from, but I just wanna ask, seeing that that picture was taken from somewhere with the "Sea Sheppard" logo, do you support them? If so, I you just lost my vote to get this stopped, people who are behind their "terrorism" aren't any better than the ones that kill the Dolphins/whales -.-

But personally I don't care about them, we have in our country had a tradition in killing whales when they come by at our shores (WE DO NOT GO OUT AND HUNT THEM) they come to us and we take that opportunity to do some tradition <.< We survived of sheep and whales way back in the day, so I don't see why it's a problem now.
They aren't the ones going extinct and no, there aren't any dolphins here.

And seeing that you are a vegan, I don't mean to badmouth you, but vegans are basically denying their human nature, we evolved to become humans because we started eating meat, we became hunters, we became more intelligent by getting that much more nutrition, not saying that you should stop doing so, but I just see it as stupid, ah, but that's just my opinion, don't take it to heart.
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Posted 1/21/14
Well I find the sound of 'dolphin slaughter' to sound rather funny, also dolphins apparently try to rape humans since they're the only other animal to have sex for pleasure. Is it a bad thing? Probably, but I don't feel the need to religiously rebel against the whole concept.
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