Moby Dick And Whaling

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Herman Melville's novel is Moby Dick. It is about a band of harpooners hunting a giant sperm whale named Moby Dick. Whales are going endangered and many countries are being introduced to the sport. Not just whales are going endangered but many other animals are to. In 2006, a helicopter carrying WWF staff members crashed in Nepal killing all 23 passengers on board. In 1961, a fewer number of organizations around the world were trying to meet conservation needs, but were short of funds. The first call to board support was the Morges Manifesto, signed in 1961 by 16 of the world's leading conservationist. The Morges Manifesto stated that while the expertise to protect the world environment existed, the financial support to achieve this protection did not. The decision was made to establish world wildlife fund as an international fundraising organization to work in collaboration with existing conservation groups and bring substantial finical…show more content…
The lead federal agencies for implementing ESA are the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Administration Fisheries Service. The FWS maintains a worldwide list of endangered species. The law prohibits an action that causes a ''taking'' of any listed species of endangered fish or wildlife (Summary 1973). Whaling is a cruel sport. Sooner or later the populations of whales will not survive. Japan, Norway, and Iceland still kill 2,000 whales between them each year and trade in whale products. There is no human way to kill a whale at sea. The goal is to shoot a moving target with a harpoon while on a moving vessel which sits on a moving sea. The whaling industry is in decline and the demand for meat is falling. Substantial government funding helps to keep it going in many places but the demand for the meat is not big enough, so much of the meat is stored in huge frozen stockpiles (Whaling
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