We agree on species conservation and what I'd like to understand is the logic behind the part of your position that goes beyond
This was your thread and in that respect Ive been consistent in reminding you that YOUVE chosen the phrase "morally right" You seem to ignore your own bandstanding an issue based on one criteria (yours). Ive said that I reject the moral issue and want to get back to sustainability as the criteria. (Youve backed off from the sustainability issue by claiming that someone "ran you off" from another thread. Of that Im not aware and Ive never seen anyone (except Frank APisa) dip to such an excuse.Ive said that I WOULD RELUCTANTLY sccept that animals could be hunted for food if and only if they were hunted ina sustainable fashion. That means that several dozen species are off the list for now. THAT includes whales and Minkes sinceIWC needs better data on carrying capacity.
As far as mixing the "cute factor" with sustainability, Rabbits and quail are very cute, and very delicious. I will refrain from killing quail because their populations have crashed all over their range.
THE main issue is that unless decent data is acquired re: a species "crash and bottleneck potential" They should not be hunted at all, be it food, shamanana, decoration or folk meds.
Morality got nothing to do with it. thats your choice of words chosen (IMHO) to raise your soapbox a little higher than the rest of us.
WHen we raise and domesticate animals, weve already re defined carrying capacity and transferred it into an artificial network of sustenance. (we cluster anmimals and , by intensive agriculture, grow their food on the suppot acres) Thats sorta like saying that electric cars are less polluting than gas cars (When actually coal fired power plants are intensely polluting so that there really is no net gain)
However, since weve chosen and husbanded these species, we should exploit them by virtue of a well run industry. Japanese Whaling , on the other hand, is rife with deceit, mismanagement, lies and fraud in the international community. Besides, they dont even understand well enough, the stable size of the target population. Its all WAG and estimates based on CATCH.
The animals targeted arent even part of a stable population that we know of. There are 4 Minke populations and two are really decimated and only one, The SOuthern is relatively large. We need to understand why the several other populations have gotten so small before we really target the SOuthern herds.