Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fact of the Day: Whale Hunters

While a common practice in human history, hunting whales better known as "whaling" has decreased greatly in more modern times. Despite this; Norway, Japan, and Iceland still participate in the practice. 


Margaret D said...

Yes those countries people do still do whaling - our country stopped it years ago..

Kati said...

Good that is gone down in the overall picture!

Almost Stylish

Pat Hatt said...

As it should go down

Infidel753 said...

Such brutality declines as people come to realize that animals have intelligence and self-awareness -- whales more than most. In a matter of decades at most, whaling will probably die out.

We're not really in a position to point fingers at those three countries, though, as Americans still kill millions of farm animals (often after forcing them to live their whole lives in horrifically cruel conditions) so people can eat parts of their corpses.

RO said...

They're quite beautiful, and it's sad that they are still being hunted. Hugs...RO

Christine said...

Gorgeous photo, too bad they are still hunted.

Lisa said...

Sad. I mean, what is whale used for anyway?

Lowcarb team member said...

It's not good that they are still being hunted.

All the best Jan

Huggybear said...

Whale watching tours here in Australia are very popular and profitable!
The annual migration from Antarctica is on a present as the whales
go to the warmer waters to give birth to their young.

The countries that still do whaling have reasons. Whale meat is eaten and the oil of the whale is used also.
Thankfully it is being downgraded and not as much as 50 years ago is carried out.