Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby Tugboat on Thu 16/Jun/11 9:39pm

There's been much debate over the the actions of Japanese whalers whilst Scandinavians seem to fly under the radar. If any of you have seen the movie the Cove... well here's the Scandinavian (Faroe Islands I think) equivalent of that barbaric slaughter -

http://www.faroenature.net/gallery/disp ... play_media

Pretty much reinforces in my mind why we need groups like Sea Shepherd. Whilst they may be extremist at least they are actually trying to stop shit like this from happening. :angry:
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby happybaboon on Thu 16/Jun/11 9:51pm

Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Small penises.
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby Tugboat on Thu 16/Jun/11 10:00pm

They'd no doubt argue that it is a traditional practice that's been going on for centuries... but does that make it right? Haven't we progressed as a civilized society beyond acting like barbaric savages? Obviously not. It's a bit sad really. :(
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby happybaboon on Thu 16/Jun/11 10:08pm

Yeah, barbaric things that people in NZ used to do (like hunting the natives, whaling, eating people, voting for United Future, etc) have all fallen by the wayside. You could argue that a lot of those things were traditional practices in some respect... And yet we have been able to stop doing those things. If we can stop doing something because it's horrible then other cultures should be able to do similar.

In the places where they still go whaling I wonder if they still do surgery on butchers tables without anaesthetic, or if they still try alleged thieves by dipping their hands in boiling lead...?
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby Tugboat on Thu 16/Jun/11 10:11pm

happybaboon wrote:
Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Small penises.


There's probably scientific evidence that backs that theory.
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby swtchbckr on Thu 16/Jun/11 10:13pm

Tugboat wrote:They'd no doubt argue that it is a traditional practice that's been going on for centuries... but does that make it right? Haven't we progressed as a civilized society beyond acting like barbaric savages? Obviously not. It's a bit sad really. :(

"traditional practice"? yeah, centuries ago they used motorboats to herd the whales in, eh. fucking thugs. none of them look particularly hungry either, so its not like they actually NEED the protein source in their diets...
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby neels on Thu 16/Jun/11 10:46pm

Yeah, it's not like people go fishing for recreation any more, and haul fish from their homes by hooks in their mouths. And then throw them back in the water to die, because they are too small.

Or is it ok for fish because they're small, but not ok for whales because they're big?

Funny how people pick their causes....
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 17/Jun/11 11:51am

i think people consider whales and fishes differently because fish have extremely small brains and are 'apparently' pretty dumb, whereas whales have enormous brains that appear very similar in structure and complexity to the human brain, thereby making it different. whales are our kin, man. whereas fish dont know what's going on and their feelings arent hurt that we're so mean to them. its a whole mammals vs piscine thing...
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby thelivo on Fri 17/Jun/11 12:38pm

neels wrote:Yeah, it's not like people go fishing for recreation any more, and haul fish from their homes by hooks in their mouths. And then throw them back in the water to die, because they are too small.

Or is it ok for fish because they're small, but not ok for whales because they're big?

Funny how people pick their causes....


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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby znomit on Fri 17/Jun/11 1:14pm

swtchbckr wrote:i think people consider whales and fishes differently because ...

We like to eat fish
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby northernmonkey on Fri 17/Jun/11 1:52pm

Your cultures objectional practices are evil and barbaric, ours are perfectly acceptable and reasonable, same logic is true everywhere in the world.
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby RHR_Rob on Fri 17/Jun/11 3:45pm

Whale N chips with a couple of onion rings please.

We have been killing and eating everything that moves for centuries so if its bad to kill and eat whales what about all those fluffy white sheep?
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby Trail on Fri 17/Jun/11 4:20pm

sheep are evil... just ask the hot stepper
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby Scotty on Fri 17/Jun/11 4:55pm

We haul live animals on 18 wheelers around the country to be slaughtered, a lot of the time in accordance with the whole Halal thing.

Aussies do live export, look for some vids, fucking awful stuff.

Who's barbaric again?
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Re: Why Are Whalers Such Barbaric Savages?

Postby swtchbckr on Fri 17/Jun/11 6:16pm

Trail wrote:sheep are evil... just ask the hot stepper

:withstupid: maggots feasting on the rotting carcass that is our land.

but, i'm actually liking them better lately, a LOT more than those big black and white milk and shit producing machines.

znomit wrote:We like to eat fish
yep. sure do. and i guess they like eating whale meat.
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