We had the 377A petitions, and now we have the "SAVE OUR DOLPHINS FROM SLAUGHTER!!!!
" (yes, with that exact number of exclamation marks) petition.
I have to say that firstly, I love dolphins. I generally am a marine-biology kind of person so while I love sharks, killer whales and nice cute creatures like dolphins, I don't discriminate against things like sea slugs and barnacles. I don't support or condone the killing of dolphins but what gets me riled up is the reasons
why people shouldn't be killing dolphins.
If it's because they're endangered, well I can't say anything.
But if it's because they're cute, loveable, cuddly,
and did I mention cute again, then wtf. No seriously, what kind of STUPID reason is that? I'm not even going to start on the forests that are cleared/burned for humans - how many 'cute' and 'sweet' animals are displaced or killed that way too? I don't see any uproar about that. You get marmosets (ooh cute) and spidermonkeys (ahhhh so sweet) and I don't know, squirrels and runaway cats who take to the forests/jungle and poof, they all DIE TOO Y'KNOW.
And there's the whole argument about how dolphins are more intelligent than other animals, and thus should not be killed. Hi, humans are apparently the
most intelligent creatures on the planet, so why are we killing each other? Ahem. How, in the first place, do you gauge 'intelligence' of an animal? Sure, dolphins can be trained to do games that require high cognitive abilities. What gets to be is that, the implication that other animals 'deserve to die' because they are not intelligent enough.
Dolphins are not
sweet, cute and innocent. No, not innocent. I severely disagree on that last point. They kill. They do kill. Like every other wild animal
. They attack humas, they're aggressive, territorial, and frankly, there have been quite a number of documented dolphin attacks on humans and dolphins alike.
Ugh. Some gems I found on the petition.
Stop the mindless killing. Japannese people are very bright and should realize how cruel this is.
.... So our leaders aren't really bright people because they haven't been realizing how 'cruel' it is to wage war on another country?
i think its disgusting that a country that is so advanced in so many areas is still resorting to inhumane killing of innocent mammals for there archaic reasons.
Archaic reasons. We've been eating pigs, cows for archaic reasons too.
I hope they stop Japan they defintly need to stop. Dolphins are so sweet and lovable. How can someone hurt an animal I cry when someone hurts an animal
YOU MUST BE CRYING EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF YOUR LIFE. THERE I CRUSHED AN ANT. SOMEONE KILLED A CHICKEN. WAIT THEY'RE NOT "ANIMALS" or "SWEET" SO YOU'RE NOT CRYING EH?
There is absolutely no reason for the slaughter of Japan's dolphins. It not only shows that the Japanese government consistently has no respect for environmental concerns or humane treatment of intelligent, benign creatures.
..... No respect for environmental concerns. Hmm. Now wait, which country rejected the Kyoto Protocol? Dolphins aren't "benign".
So disgusting!! They kill everything, am I shocked?? No! They kill dogs and cats and every other living thing and it eat! Sick sick people!!
Hi, please take a look at China where dogs, cats, bears, tigers, and everything that walks on four legs is eaten. Even babies. I jest.
they should stop the dolphin's slaughter, they're smart animal, not something to eat, if they wanna eat fish they should eat salmon, not some dolphin
Smart animal = not something to eat.
Salmon = not smart = edible.
So, you = not smart = edible?
I think it sad that a nation as advanced as Japan is still engaging in such a brutal, antiquated, and out dated practice. Surely there are other sea creatures they could get food from, and not harm these intelligent kind mammals.
Kind. How are dolphins "kind". It's the whole fallacy of how dogs are "kind" because they save people from fires. That's all dandy until you get a raging dolphin/dog in your face and then you go "OH MUZZLE THAT CREATURE."
Yeaaah. We could hunt the dumb salmon, and retarded tuna who er, are have population problems because of over-fishing. Hurrah!
The killing of any wild non-domesticated creature for profit is wrong and should not be allowed. If someone is killing a wild animal to for themselves and their family to eat then fine, but no to hunting for commerical purposes
This, is rather sane. Thank God.
People need to take a stand against the murder of defenseless animals. Not just Dolphins but all animals. Japan is just one one country that murders animals. what about our own country(USA or Canada). All countries are guilty of this atrocities. Look at the Seals for there skins, Look at the beers and wolves in our own National parks. And don't get me started on the wild horses or Mountain Loins. Mankind is the worlds worst abusers of animals...
AND THIS. THANK YOU GOD FOR SANE PEOPLE.
If it is their "culture" to slaughter innocent beasts then they need to reevaluate how they define culture.
OH CULTURE. I can't wait to get started on this one. Like, when I finish my 2500 word essay, that is. America's culture seems to be that of "oh let's invade other countries on the pretext of liberation". Absolutely wonderful. Good show.