Whaling is cruel and the demand for whale meat is falling. But, despite bans on commercial whaling and the trade in whale products accepted by most countries, Japan, Norway and Iceland, kill 2,000 whales between them each year and also continue to trade in whale products – this has to STOP.
But Japanese and a few nations don't seem to care. They kill whales under the guise of scientific research and for food. But this news coming from Pacific ocean is a lesson for whale hunters.
A whaling ship that faced engine trouble and was stagnated for couple of days was attacked by a dozen whales killing 13 fisherman on board.
The ship is said to be mid sized vessel and with facilities to process whale meat even before docking. While the Ship was waiting for assistance, whales have attacked the ship 3 times and the last being the fierce as the ship has got cracked due to the shock of whales hitting its lower body of which some parts were made out of wood. With the damage water was leaking to the ship and several crew members were trying to empty the leaked water using a large horse powered by a motor at an edge of the ship when whales again attacked the ship in a pack. 3 members have fallen to the water as a result and 2 boats were deployed to rescue them when those boats too were attacked.
"I have never seen such an organized attack ever in my life. We lost 13 of our members within 40 minuets and we could do nothing anymore" Says Akina Dupang, one of the survivors. Only 7 of us was able to save our life thanks to the help came from DATAN BEGA, a ship that approached us couple of hours later. "Whales would have attacked us too if they didn't arrive. Its like Whales were taking a revenge from us." Kiyato Mora another survivor said.
However environmentalists calim that these ships are fishing whales in a marine sanctuary for whales and that its illegal for them to continue commercial whale fishing.
Although commercial whaling is illegal from 1987, as many as 2000 whales are killed for various purposes. The intense whale hunting drove the number of sperm whales down appreciably.
It's estimated that nearly 236,000 whales were killed in the 19th century alone. And then, in 1846, the industry reached peak sperm whale oil.
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13 MEMBER WHALE HUNTING CREW DIES FROM A WHALE ATTACK WHILE WHALING 4.55SEEKER Tuesday, 7 March 2017 Whaling is cruel and the demand for whale meat is falling. But, despite bans on commercial whaling and the trade in whale products accepte...