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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-12-07 09:46 AM
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10. I have a real problem with the supposed justification for these actions
When we come to debating the use of Amerikan military force most of us on DU always extol the possibility that diplomatic means can resolve most conflicts between parties. How have opponents of illegal whaling exhausted all peaceful means of protest to end this practice?

Deliberately endangering a ship in arctic waters is not a laughing matter. Those initiating the collision have no idea of the cargo or passengers on the vehicle they strike. Since I assume they share the same failings as all humans, they are consciously taking actions which may result in great unforeseen tragedy.

In addition I see no coherent set of ethics by which to judge similar actions against all protected species. Is the endangerment of human life in the name the survival of a species open to interpretation by the subjective ranking of said spieces to human whim?

Disclaimer: I in no way am supportive of whaling, either legally or illegally, but believe that its abolishment must been sought through public opinion and dialog.
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