New challenge faces whale hunters – Officials are looking into claims there is a new legal avenue that could be used to stop whaling in the Southern Ocean. Australian academic Professor Don Rothwell and other experts, convened by the International Fund for Animal… [NZ Herald Politics]
Just who decided that whales were cuddly and we shouldn’t farm them like other animals in the sea. I haven’t tasted whale meat but I’d like to.
Personally I think the best way to preserve animals is to put them on the menu. We aren’t short of cows and sheep are we? They’re not likely to go extinct anytime soon, are they?
Now if only the Maori had decided to farm the Moa instead of mass slaughter, imagine the export possibilities. Same with all the other “endangered” birds in NZ. Put them on the menu and farm the suckers, then they won’t be endangered anymore.
Same with whales, pick a species that is plentiful, set quota, study them to make sure they are still a growing population even after harvesting, end of problem.