Good Arguments! I cannot get a good argument going here (probably lucky) because between NYCAP123 and N6ERH........ I am out of my debating league. you guys have NAILED IT!!!!!!!!!! WHALING IS DOOMED!!! WHY? IT IS CRUEL! IT IS CRUEL! IT IS CRUEL! UGLY! UNNECCESARY! CARRIED OUT BY A "CIVILISED" WEALTHY & EDUCATED CULTURE! Inuits.....go for it! The world loves an aboriginal culture surviving off the land & heritage. Japan, you may as well bow in shame for taking the Blue Fin Tuna and Whales to almost extinction! Truth is, without the West's intervention, the Japanese (note I do not say "JAPS") would have taken it ALL! And before anyone calls me a Western Hypocrite, go back to a very concise statement by N6ERH in the earlier post. If you care look for it.