Eskimos have been hunting whales to survive for the last 2,000 years. Without hunting whales for food, many of the Eskimo tribes would struggle for survival as this is their main food source. They use every bit of the whale for oil, food, and tools, nothing is left to waist. They say, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." but what happens when you tell him that he can no longer fish?
I do not believe that killing whales should be legal. I believe that whale populations should be protected and preserved. With so many threats to whale species as there are, we should be doing all that we can to see that whale populations survive and continue to thrive for generations to come.
Many species of whale are already endangered because of a long history of hunting. Whales should be protected by law and hunting them should be illegal. If hunting whales were vital to the survival of the human race I would understand. However, we can live without the hunting of whales.
Whales are an increasingly threatened species. The health of the ocean ecosystem depends on maintaining the diverse whale populations. With the ocean increasingly polluted with garbage, noise and traffic, whales are struggling to survive. Once the killing of whales is made legal, the ability to maintain and control the whale population disappears.
The practice of hunting whales for supplies such as meat, oil, and blubber should not be legal. This practice began, centuries ago, as a way for coastal communities to obtain necessary resources. At those times, this practice occurred on a smaller scale and it the whales population was not so affected. However, in our current day in age, the practice is more of a competition and the whale population has suffered dramatically as a result. Aside from that, the products obtained from whaling are not used as efficiently as they once were. This practice should be banned, and illegal, until reasonable regulations can be put into place.