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    agutarosendahl

    I believe it would be wrong and in the nature of cultural imperialism for Ireland to attempt to impose our cultural values on those nations whose populations have depended on the whale for generations." I sense in these words a dawn of changes in the worldwide current on the whaling issue."

    Irish Minister of Culture. Higgins

    I don't think we will ever agree but it's good to see people with an open mind who doesn't come from a whaling background. If only people could tolerate cultural diversity instead of imposing their close minded culture imperialist views on others. I think this world would be better off.

    Posted in: Japan support for whaling outweighs opposition: poll

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    agutarosendahl

    There's plenty of scientific evidence that the Antarctic needs to be protected from all commercial activities by all countries.

    Considering that eating whale meat is far more environmental friendly than eating beef. Energy is low in relation to yield and the natural habitat does not have to be destroyed and turned into agricultural land. Your view seems shortsighted.

    Posted in: Japan support for whaling outweighs opposition: poll

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    agutarosendahl

    The Antarctic needs to be off limits to all commercial activities.

    This has no scientific or environmental value what so ever. It comes from pure close minded emotional reasoning.

    Posted in: Japan support for whaling outweighs opposition: poll

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    agutarosendahl

    Even the US used to be a major whaling country,

    They hunt whales in USA too. USA is an anti whaling whaling country. This stance is the most hypocritical of them all. They hunt far more endangered whales in Alaska and Washington State than what Japan is doing. Americans from European decent have no culture of eating whale meat so they killed whales for oil where as Native Americans and Inuits hunted whales for food just like the Japanese did and would like to continue.

    Posted in: Japan support for whaling outweighs opposition: poll

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    agutarosendahl

    As we live in a global world facing environmental challenges. It turns out that the best thing you can do for the planet is to eat whale meat compared to other types of meat. Harpooning a whale has far less consequences than farming livestock.

    Where I live in Japan, they hunt whales and whale bentos are sold at your local train station, you can get whale meat at the local fish store. I think it is great. If people have a problem with it then keep it for yourself. You do not need to like it or try it but you have no right to tell the people to stop eating it.

    Posted in: Japan support for whaling outweighs opposition: poll

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    agutarosendahl

    Most people support whaling in Japan. I have read Reuter and Japan TImes articles stating that close to 80% support the hunting of whales as food. The close mindedness of people who oppose whaling and label anyone a nationalist who ever thinks harvesting a natural resource really needs to think who the culture imperialist is, who the close minded racist is. It is not the Japanese or others who eat whale meat.

    Sustainable utilisation of natural resources is the way of the future. Scientific advice is that sustainable utilisation of abundant whale stocks is possible. It's important to recognise that conservation and sustainable utilisation are consistent

    Respect / Tolerance for peoples of other cultural beliefs. In various places around the world, people have come to eat various types of living creatures and vegetables as a result of their geographic and cultural backgrounds. Seeking today to impose one's beliefs upon others is unacceptable in a world that tolerates and respects diversity. Those people who consume no animals also consume lifeforms (vegetables) to sustain their own existence. Humble people accept that their views are theirs alone and respect the rights of others to differ, and live their lives as they wish in accordance with their own beliefs, providing that they do not infringe upon the rights of others. This is a basic foundation of decent and peaceful human society.

    Posted in: Japan support for whaling outweighs opposition: poll

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