Japan Prepares for Whale Hunting
10/24/07-- While Japan prepares for hunting 50
humpback whales in the Antarctic over the coming southern hemisphere
summer and 935 minke whales for scientific research, the
environmental group Greenpeace is satellite tracking 19 humpback
whales as they travel from the South Pacific back to Antarctic
waters this whaling season, to prove Japan does not need to kill
whales to study them.
In addition, Greenpeace is
collecting skin samples to sequence DNA of every whale they
encounter. "We do not have to kill the whales for any of the
research we are doing. We do not even have to hurt them," said
Greenpeace whale researcher Nan Hauser. Those against whale hunting
say that most of the whale meat ends up in Japanese supermarkets and
restaurants and that Japan rarely publishes its scientific findings.
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Greenpeace tracks whales as Japan plans hunt
Whales, magnificent animals, are
exploited for research but mostly food. As long as there is a market
for their meat, the brutal hunt for whales will continue. As
Christians, we need to take a stand and defend God's animals too
often victimized; transitioning to a plant-based diet makes a strong
statement for God's Creation.
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