Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Whale watching more profitable than whale hunting

Saw an article this morning on BBC that Whale Watching is much more profitable than Whale HUNTING! In fact, the title of the piece is "Whale-Watching 'worth billions'".

Read the BBC Article (by Richard Black)

Here's a bit from the article:
"The group commissioning the report, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw), says whaling countries would gain from a switch to whale watching.
"However, Iceland's delegate here said the two industries were compatible and could grow together.
"Iceland recently announced a major expansion of its fin whale hunt and plans to take 150 of the animals this year, along with up to 100 minke whales."
What is Iceland thinking?! Compatible???? OMG, I hope they are not thinking of doing a TV show which combines hunting and watching... I know that's a disgusting thought even to use in jest, but ya know, I wouldn't put it past the "entertainment" industry or those viewers who thrive on "reality" shows.

Some small countries vote in favor of whaling because they get big payoffs from the whaling countries. Not cool.

So, cut it out guys! Whales are necessary for the well-being of the oceans which in turn affects the entire planet.

And, while I'm at it, knock off the killing of sharks, too!

Have you pushed the purple button at The Animal Rescue Site, today? Check out their "sign a petition" page.