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08-06-2010, 04:43 PM
Originally Posted by Doug b
Um.. I don't think you get it, at all. And thinking such as yours is a big reason as to why the health of our current overall ecosystem has been deteriorating as fast as it has been. But going along with your line of reasoning, you should also be aware that because of your attitude and lack of care on said topic, your kids-kids may not have the same "privilege" as you feel so entitled to.
There's nothing wrong with being a GA redneck, so long as you're an educated one. And no one is telling you what you should and shouldn't eat, only to be aware of the consequences of irresponsible and ILLEGAL poaching.
As far as the whole "it's part of their culture" thing goes, it also used to be in our culture to keep slaves. Heck, back to the beginning of time, pretty much every cast and creed has seen the likes of segregation and slavery in their "culture". Wanna tell me why it might be important to gain an new perspective and maybe even change certain things about one's culture ?
Or maybe you should move to somewhere in Africa, so that you can take in their cultural tradition of adult circumcision ? Hope you're at least attempting to see my point. Believe me, I'm not trying to sound like a "tree huggin' hippie" or anything. Some of those people totally creep me out. All I'm talking about is the connection there is between our existence and the rest of the ecosystem. Oh, and can you please give me an example of "species which go extinct every second of every day" ? Just curious.
If my children's children don't get to see dolphins I'll show 'em some photos, and I'm sure there will be plenty of meat around for them to eat.
It's too late I'm already circumcised. (TMI?) But if that's the way they do it then let them do it.
It's quite a big leap comparing slavery to eating dolphins. We as a species should treat each other in a way that will ensure our proliferation for eons to come.
I don't take part in any illegal poaching.
As far as extinction goes, I don't really know that to the extreme I stated is anything true, but I would think that it happens a lot more than most know, just not to some cute, cuddly animal.
I do get it, and I do see your point, but to think that we should be so worried about one or two species of dolphin living off the coast of Kaiji (spelling) is silly. There are plenty of other species of the animal in all sorts of places, all over the world, and I'm pretty sure the Japanese aren't on a "kill every dolphin, everywhere" kind of mission. Guess I should've said, If I can kill it, I can eat it. No one tries to stop the actions of any predator in earth's entire ecosystem, aside from man stopping man. Think about it, no one would make a stink if it was sharks wiping out dolphins, we'd just let it happen. If these folks are harvesting the animal, and using it in a responsible manner, why take issue with it?