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  Attempts at conserving

  Attempts at conserving whales has had a thin history of success. For instance as Prof. Grobstein pointed out, it seems odd that when other sources of oil became available, the whaling industry still maintained a peculiar high number of whales being killed off. This may partly be due to the delay in changing over from one whale oil to other oils. Despite what happened, we cannot change the past. We can advocate for a better future for whales, however, by continuing conservation efforts. If the IWC continues, perhaps it could advocate for better “scientific whaling,” and enforce the black market laws on whale meat In Japan. If we were to get rid of the IWC would the industry actually be affected? It seems that in spite of the IWC’s laxness, Whales are still able to maintain a stable number.

 

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