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Did anyone watch this on Animal Planet? I think it is very noble of these people to take on such a task.... I think I want to volunteer for this one day! I wasn't sure I was going to like the show, but only after one episode I'm completely wrapped up in it

It is so wrong for the Japanese to kill these whales, even if, and that is a BIG if, it is being done for "research". I mean, how much info can a dead whale give you? It also reminds me of the way the Japanese kill sharks by the millions simply for their fins
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Did anyone watch this on Animal Planet? I think it is very noble of these people to take on such a task.... I think I want to volunteer for this one day! I wasn't sure I was going to like the show, but only after one episode I'm completely wrapped up in it

It is so wrong for the Japanese to kill these whales, even if, and that is a BIG if, it is being done for "research". I mean, how much info can a dead whale give you? It also reminds me of the way the Japanese kill sharks by the millions simply for their fins
One would think that the thousands of whales they've killed over the years would provide plenty of "research" material for years to come. You'd think!
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Did anyone watch this on Animal Planet? I think it is very noble of these people to take on such a task.... I think I want to volunteer for this one day! I wasn't sure I was going to like the show, but only after one episode I'm completely wrapped up in it

It is so wrong for the Japanese to kill these whales, even if, and that is a BIG if, it is being done for "research". I mean, how much info can a dead whale give you? It also reminds me of the way the Japanese kill sharks by the millions simply for their fins
I wish I had seen it, but I probably would have cried. I honestly don't understand their mentality. Don't even get me started on the shark fin thing. They normally don't "kill" the shark. They simply stun it, bring it up long enough to cut off their fins, then throw the entire body back into the water...finless. Now, sharks need to keep moving to breathe but without fins they can't. So, they either drown, or get attacked and eaten alive because they can't move to defend themselves. To me, if you want the fins, at least put the shark out of his misery and sell the rest of the meat too! It's like killing an elephant just for his tusks. It just makes me sick.

I dealt with the Japanese for 4 years (and I'm not saying ALL Japanese people are like this) but most of the people I met had NO respect for underwater life.
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Did anyone watch this on Animal Planet? I think it is very noble of these people to take on such a task.... I think I want to volunteer for this one day! I wasn't sure I was going to like the show, but only after one episode I'm completely wrapped up in it

It is so wrong for the Japanese to kill these whales, even if, and that is a BIG if, it is being done for "research". I mean, how much info can a dead whale give you? It also reminds me of the way the Japanese kill sharks by the millions simply for their fins
I sure wish they would have a program like that on when the annual baby seal slaughter commences. Maybe if people would see it on TV, a quarter of a million defenseless baby seals being clubbed to death they would pressure the Canadian government to stop the inhumane practice.
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One would think that the thousands of whales they've killed over the years would provide plenty of "research" material for years to come. You'd think!
you really would think
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I wish I had seen it, but I probably would have cried. I honestly don't understand their mentality. Don't even get me started on the shark fin thing. They normally don't "kill" the shark. They simply stun it, bring it up long enough to cut off their fins, then throw the entire body back into the water...finless. Now, sharks need to keep moving to breathe but without fins they can't. So, they either drown, or get attacked and eaten alive because they can't move to defend themselves. To me, if you want the fins, at least put the shark out of his misery and sell the rest of the meat too! It's like killing an elephant just for his tusks. It just makes me sick.

I dealt with the Japanese for 4 years (and I'm not saying ALL Japanese people are like this) but most of the people I met had NO respect for underwater life.
it is disgusting Sharks have a very important role in the ocean ecosystem and the Japanese are basically destroying their livelihood with their practices
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I sure wish they would have a program like that on when the annual baby seal slaughter commences. Maybe if people would see it on TV, a quarter of a million defenseless baby seals being clubbed to death they would pressure the Canadian government to stop the inhumane practice.
that's so sad, why do they kill the pups?
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They sell the skins.
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They sell the skins.
Cindy's right. Unfortunately there is a market for these poor little creatures' skins overseas.

The other unfortunate part is that man is pushing further and further into wildlife territory, polar bears are becoming endangered (their prime food is sealmeat) so when things go awry then there becomes an over-population of seals . . . . . etc. etc.
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I watched it. It was so refreshing to see people like that stand up for what they believe in and try to really help these animals that are being butchered just for the almighty dollar
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