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Why Can't The Japanese Harvest Beached Whales

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#1 boops

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 06:43 PM

So we have healthy whales getting harpooned and suffering horrendous deaths .Defective whales in the Darwinian sense again suffering horrendous deaths so the dogooders can pat themselves on the back ( endangered species the exception ).Why can't they harvest beached whales ?

Edited by boops, 10 June 2017 - 06:49 PM.

#2 Ageofaquariums

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:15 AM

Just because a species cannot handle predation by advanced military style cruisers firing grenade tipped harpoons at their pregnant females, does not make them defective in the Darwinian sense. I cannot think of an aquatic species on earth that could deal with such an onslaught, especially if they have a low reproductive rate.


If the Japanese Fisheries Agency could harvest beached whales, they would set about systematically driving every last whale on the planet onto a beach. Their track record in such matters is horrific :(

#3 chrishaigh82

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:52 AM

They do it to dolphins :(



Edited by chrishaigh82, 13 June 2017 - 08:53 AM.

#4 boops

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:51 PM

 .Defective in the Darwinian sense I meant the whales that beach themselves . Whether their sonar hasn't finished evolving or their herding bond is to strong .Beached whales getting crushed under their own weight seems horrible to me as opposed  to a very high powered rifle to the brain .Possibly whale meat being sold to them from other countries reducing or stopping that dolphin carnage . Culture and egos involved so a big hurdle there . I remember a tv program showing they had quite a bit of surplus meat because demand was quite low for consumption . No doubt logistics would be challenging as well .

Edited by boops, 16 June 2017 - 11:37 PM.

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