Should the Makah Indians be hunting Grey Whales?
June 20, 2007 1:45am CST
For centuries the Makah Indians hunted grey whales off the coast of Whashington. They stopped in 1926 when the grey whale came close to extinction. Now that the grey whale population is up again, should the Makah be hunting whales again to revive their culture?
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
20 Jun 07
Extinction of the wales is not the indians' fault at all. They've been hunting to survive for centuries, and i don't think why they should stop now. It's the rest of the world that exterminates all that gets in our way. Still today, with the worldwide ban to hunt them, japan and norway hunt hundreds yearly supposedly with scientific aims..which is a sarcasm...you can go to oslo or tokyo and eat whale meat....if it were really for scientific reasons, it should be prohibited to sell their meat, that way they would only hunt like a tenth of what they hunt now.
20 Jun 07
No the near extinction of the whales wasn't the indians fault. I think Indians live much more in harmony with nature than the so called civilized world. The article I read on this was from last year and I think they were only asking to hunt 5 whales, not hundreds or thousands. Much different from Norway or Japan.