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On February 26, 2000 A Norwegian whaling vessel was destroyed in an explosion that sent it to the bottom of the harbor in 30 minutes. (Begley 1) Paul Watson, "a self styled eco-warrior," is assumed responsible for this and many other assaults on whaling vessels in several European Countries. He has been known to ram fishing vessels, cut drift nets, and engage in other radical activities to make commercial whaling as difficult as possible and has plans to stop the Makah Indian tribes first whale hunt in about 50 years and he is not alone in his effort. (Satchell 1) The Makah, an Indian tribe living on the northwest coast of the United States in Washington, plan on exercising there right under aboriginal hunting to hunt a Grey whale off the coast during mating migration to the north. But they will not be meet without some resistance. not only will there be local protest but international organizations will be there to do what the can to help out there underwater friends. In the 1920’s the tribe stopped hunting whales because of the massive shortage due to commercial whaling. Now at the turn of the century the tribe is ready to continue its past tradition. (Satchell 1) These Examples give some of the information needed to show what a controversial issue present day whaling is. Although since the IWC (International whaling Commission) issued a worldwide moratorium on whaling in 1987. Whaling is still a very big issue for environmentalists and economical dependant whaling countries like Japan and Norway. To make an accurate dession on what needs to be done with earths Ancient Inhabitants, people need to get involved and get educated on the actions taking place against whales. The whaling controversy is one that has been plaguing commercial whaling dependant countries for many years and has brought up lots of issues with environmentalist groups and native whaling communities. These differences in opinion have caused many contro...

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