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2008-10-12 10:45:24
Yeah, when they whales are gone, it leaves more krill for the fish to eat. I like fish & chips--yum!
2008-10-11 09:21:02
We are all a part of this global ecosystem. When humans kill other species to extinction that just means we're winning the evolutionary race. You shouldn't mess with evolution. It's not moral. It's a natural process that weeds out the weaker species. We can't help it if nature made us the stronger species. If you save a species that should have become extinct, you could start an entire butterfly effect type scenario on a branch of species that nature never intended. Just think how many liberal progressives there would be today if Dodo birds had evolved.
2008-04-21 22:30:49
hahaha the only interesting comment here!
2008-04-21 00:25:10
I'm sure humans are delicious too.
2008-04-20 18:28:41
Hippies go zoom.
2008-04-20 16:56:10
Whale are delicious. That's all the justification necessary.
2008-04-20 06:36:09
First off, you are committing a logical fallacy assuming that Philip isn't also advocating rights for chickens/cows/etc. Secondly, there ARE very legitimate reasons why one would value the life of a whale over that of chickens/cows/etc. Whales are not domesticated, a very large number of species are threatened and/or endangered, they are key for marine ecosystems, and obviously their cognitive abilities are far superior to that of at least chickens. Also, Humans don't need to eat meat. In fact, a vegetarian and/or vegan diet is often correlated with a whole host of health benefits. There are NO nutrients/minerals a human body needs which can only be obtained through meat. NONE. The health benefits alone are enough to justify a vegetarian/vegan diet, but of course there are also ethical and economic reasons. Nobody with any knowledge in biology seriously doubts that the animals we eat can and do suffer and experience other feelings, and farming animals is very economically and environmentally costly.
2008-04-20 06:28:24
Killing whales and killing clams are two completely different things, and it's frankly preposterous that you even compare the two. You must have a severely distorted view of biology and social issues relating to animal welfare.
2008-04-20 06:26:16
How is killing whales in any way shape or form about the preservation of the human species? C'mon, I'm sure you realize that is just ridiculous. In fact, I would say that killing whales, our fishing practices, and many other related issues are/will HARM the human species (not to mention all the other species).
2008-04-20 05:06:30
So explain, Philip, why the whales are more deserving of life than the cows, or the pigs, or chickens that we eat. Humans are omnivorous and must eat meat. Vegans and Vegetarian often play down the fact that there is some nutrients, which your body needs, that can only be gotten from meat. The only way around this is to take supplements. Supplements are hard on your liver and can't perform as well as it's naturally occurring counter-part. Believe you me, I'm all for protecting animals but I'm also a realist.
2008-04-20 05:02:07
So your a vegan then? Because if not that would mean that you support the killing of animals and to me, that is very much a political fight. I do however enjoy a good steak....Just be thankful of the animal that gave his life to feed you.
2008-04-20 04:11:02
Political, in one sense, means, "Having or influenced by partisan interests." Perhaps your response is based on your feelings about the matter - what I was attempting to convey was that I was trying to address the visual aspects, not comment on the photographer being part of the Greenpeace movement. The photographer could not capture this image without being on one of the Greenpeace boats.
2008-04-20 04:06:04
Well put Phillip, thanks
2008-04-19 22:10:46
It is political Nick (Taylor), when the government of the whale-assassin fishermen give the order and and their consent to the murder of the whales. It's political through and through! And so the courageous Greenpeace activists, in their endeavours to hinder or stop the trawlers from killing whales, are acting 'against' the country of the whale-assassin fishermen. One of those countries, Iceland or Japan are using military/navy gunboats to protect their whale-murdering fishermen from harassment by Greenpeace. To be sure, if I were in the shoes of Bill Gates, Paul McCartney or some other of the plutocrats, I would give $20 million to Greenpeace in support of their work. By such donations Greenpeace could purchase half a dozen ships and have them all manned by many good-hearted Greenpeace activists to really make a mark.
2008-04-19 21:37:03
Hola Nick. Me parece que condenar la matanza de ballenas es política... una buena política, Política de preservación de la especie... HUMANA!!!! Gracias por tu comentario. Saludos, Jorge.-
2008-04-19 21:30:51
"The political aspect"? There isn't a political aspect. Stopping people from killing whales isn't political.
2008-04-19 20:02:06
Excelente tu comentario, me parece muy constructivo para el armado de futuras tomas, gracias por tu compañía, saludos. Jorge.-
2008-04-19 19:53:27
Disregarding the political aspect, the camera is "very" wet and distorts major portions of the image. I disagree with the focus, which I think should be on the ship, not the speedboat. That focus would give more action to the speedboat, yet retain it position in the image.