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Old 04-04-2010, 23:01   #31
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It amazes me how so many people don't seem to give a shot about the world they are leaving for their children.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:29   #32
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Why not

Sorry Bud but if it is done resonsibly I dont see a problem. What makes the Whale better then the Hering. Anyone living on one of these Islands ultimately benefits off Mass-Tourism which is the one of the greatest contributor to environmental degradation.

Thank you for bringing it up and by for now.
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it's all about trophic levels

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What makes the Whale better then the Hering.
The lower the trophic level it takes to sustain you, the more sustainable your diet becomes. But your question attempts to compare mammal and fish--not really a fair comparison when you consider that the lifespan of a fin whale is around 90 years and the life span of Atlantic herring (sardine) is about 12-15 years. A more informed question might be "What makes the shark better than the herring?"
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Sorry Bud but if it is done resonsibly [sic] I dont [sic] see a problem. What makes the Whale better then the Hering. [sic]

Thank you for bringing it up and by [sic] for now.
I don't see a difference between a herring and a whale, which is why if someone was advocating the destruction of the species of Herring I would write a letter to that somebody and tell them to stop, which is what we should all do.
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Killing is killing. The logic in saying that a whale is more important than a shark, which is more important than a herring, etc, is invisible to me. All are God's creatures.

I am in a constant state of conflict between eating animals (which obviously results in killing them) and not wanting to kill ANYTHING. I have to keep reminding myself that other animals eat animals too, usually without any regard for their feelings...

Killing a whale is sad, but no sadder than killing a herring. pete
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Death is the only outcome of life. Sentimentality aside, killing a blue whale is not the same as killing a herring. Herring as a species are very important but they number in the millions. Blue whales number in the thousands.
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Death is the only outcome of life. Sentimentality aside, killing a blue whale is not the same as killing a herring. Herring as a species are very important but they number in the millions. Blue whales number in the thousands.
This is just a different rationalization. It still implies that the life of an INDIVIDUAL herring is not as important as the life of an individual whale, and I do not know how anyone can feel qualified to make this decision.
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I may not be qualified but I'm willing to make it. It doesn't seem a leap to me. Kill a few blue whales and the species can be put at risk. Kill a few herring and the others will do better because of reduced competition.

If you want to make some "life is sacred" argument, you're right, there is no rationalizing superstition. I sure don't see any evidence of life on earth being sacred, at least not in any sense that makes death somehow seperate from life.
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well, that logic is hard to refute.
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