I was shocked to find out that 1600 whales are killed commercially every year, 300,000 whales and dolphins are killed in fishing nets every year and 6.7% of whales die in captivity every year.
On top of that most whales and dolphins which are being caught for captivity die when they are being caught. Animals are severely hurt when kept at marine parks, breaking bones, flesh coming off and that’s just the start. They are separated from wild family from the age of under 1 year old. If they survive the journey to the marine park they will be confined to living in a tiny tank for the rest of their lives.
Then there is the scandal of whaling, for killing such majestic creatures it is a tragedy to know that whalers can make up to $10,000 for around 450g of waste whale meat! Unfortunately some countries which have been banned to kill whales still do, these countries are Iceland and Norway. Japan kills 1200 whales every year; they are killed brutally and have no escape. When I first heard of whaling I thought, why are people doing this? People kill whales because it is an industry with money, the oil is precious and whale meat is a delicacy in parts of Asia. If things carry on this way whales will be extinct in 20 years, this would be a tragedy, so think, if you do not save today who will?
This is why I have chosen to advocate for WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, http://www.wdcs.org. They aim to ban whaling and free al whales and dolphins which are being held captive presently in countries in Europe and America. Ways of supporting them include adopting a whale or dolphin. They need to help though to save these majestic creatures.
Thank you very much for reading this far. I would greatly appreciate if you could comment on my blog briefly answering the questions below and please state your local town or country if you do not live in the UK.
- Had you heard of WDC before reading my blog?
- Do you now feel more informed about WDC after reading blog?
- Would you now be prepared to a) make a donation towards WDC, b) start or join a fundraising campaign, c) sign up to regular updates about WDC, d) adopt a whale or dolphin, e) tell your family and friends about WDC?