Although I agree with you with the part of deciding which animal is "right" for consumption, I don't agree with the method used to kill whales and dolphins, especially when they are not supposed to be killed for consumption (they are supposedly being killed for research, remember?).
Not once have I even mentioned Sea Shephard, to whom you so freely refer to as "eco-terrorist SS" (with the obvious intention of spreading some sort of propaganda). And I most certainly do not wish to change people's mind by supporting acts of violence, it is my intention to so by presenting solid arguments in an open and intelligent discussion.
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And again, just because people have been doing something for a long time, doesn't justify it.
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You can't take a culture as a whole and either approve everything or disapprove everything. I'm just saying that it seems to me that these particular activities should be reconsidered.
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I don't understand how the Japanese can allow such activities to go on without showing their strong disapproval. They seem to have a very rich and inspiring culture, which respects nature in a very deep level, with all of its national parks, shinto shrines, and beautiful and plentiful city parks.
Whaling goes so much against all of that. They inhumanely slaughter whales and dolphins (while selling their young orphans as slaves to aquariums around the world). And they defend their actions with lame excuses such as: "It's a cultural thing" or "It's legal".
If the Japanese really thought these activities were good and honest, they wouldn't have to try so hard to hide them behind legal loopholes.
The Japanese are very proud of their culture. I can only ask: Are you also proud of this? And if you are, then I can only say:
Shame on you Japan. Shame on you.
And that goes to every single Japanese (and non-Japanese too) that does not openly and strongly show disapproval for these "cultural" or "scientific" killings.
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