Words of Wisdom:

"be thankfull for everything" - Tomhellewell

Whaling in Us Compared to Japan

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 06:29 AM
  • Flesch-Kincaid Score: 71.6 
  • Words: 988
  • Essay Grade: no grades
  • Report this Essay
Did you know that in the last 50 years over two million whales have been killed? The United States views whaling very differently than Japan does. It is a complicated and controversial topic. Many people have opinions about whale hunting. However, everyone should know both sides of the whale hunting issues before they act on the issue. To start out I am going to tell you a little about whaling. The first whale hunters were in the prehistoric times. At first they would just kill and eat beached whales. That became such a habit that they started hunting them. Most whale hunters use harpoons, guns, lances, or bombs that blow up inside the whale. They use catcher boats, or kayaks. In 1925, whalers developed factory ships that could hold 12 catcher boats and a crew of about 400. These ships had radar under the boat that could detect where the whales were. These boats are what made it so easy to hunt whales. In 1931, the International Whaling Convention began. The major whaling countries formed the IWC to protect whales from being over hunted and to regulate the whaling industries. The main duty of the IWC is to keep under review and revise the measures laid down in the Schedule to Convention, which governs the conduct of whaling throughout the world. These measures provide for the protection of certain species; designate specified areas as whale sanctuaries; set limits on the numbers and size of whales which can be taken; have open and closed seasons and areas for whaling; and prohibit the capture of female whales accompanied by calves. The United States stopped whale hunting in 1940 because of the International Whaling Convention and also because Congress made an U.S. code on whale hunting. The United States never depended on whale meat like Japan. They mostly whale hunted for a hobby. The Congress feels that whales are a unique resource of great scientific interest to mankind and are a vital part of the marine ecosystem. Man has overexploited whales for many years,...

Comments

Express your owns thoughts and ideas on this essay by writing a grade and/or critique.

  1. No comments

  1. Compare And Contrast The China And Japan Investment Enviornment: Market Opportunity For The Body Shop
    Shop, first of all I will compare the determinants of inward FDI for the two countries. There are two reasons that I compare China with Japan in terms of FDI. First...
  2. To What Extent Can The Whaling Practice In Japan Be Justified?
    nature of whale-hunting as a traditional culture of Japan. Another cultural difference setting apart Japan and anti-whaling countries can be mentioned. Japan, as...
  3. Compare The Challenge Faced By Japan And China In Acquiring Foreign Assets.
    investment. Therefore, China face less challenges compare to Japan in this aspect. Nevertheless, China should learn from Japan and adopt a new strategy in order...