WHALING IN US COMPARED TO JAPAN: Essay Writing Topics

English_Master May 10, 2016 No Comments
WHALING IN US COMPARED TO JAPAN 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 do. 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...
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