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    barros Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Eriku Full Member

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    Because they slaughter a small, sustainable amount of whales which are in no way threatened, and it is shared fairly among the population?

    There is far more systematised misery in the meat industry that we all are happy to be complicit in maintaining. This should be way down on the list of priorities.
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    sun_tzu The Art of Bore

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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    It's still grim. Hunting is such a cnutish thing to do.
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    Pretty much this. Pilot whales have (as of now, I feel I should add) a healthy population, and the hunts are sustainable.
    I take it you're a vegan, then. Because mass production of meat and dairy products is a lot more grim, and a lot more cruel to the animals than hunting.
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    donkeyfish Full Member

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    What is it that should be done? Is it the opinion that whales shouldn't be hunted at all, that they are endangered, or that this method inflicts unnecessary pain for the animal?

    If it's the latter, I'm not sure a spear through the spinal cord is the worst way to die pain-wise.

    It looks a bit ugly with all the blood though, but that can't really serve as a proper argument.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Yeah. It has been highlighted purely on the impact of those graphic images. The process is hardly barbaric, especially in comparison to other practices within the meat industry.
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    Will Absolute Full Member

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    Yes.

    If human beings are ever to undertake the slow march from barbarism, not slaughtering animals like whales is a good place to start.
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    DiseaseOfTheAge wants Amber Rudd to call him a naughty boy

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    I like that you've just titled this 'Faroe Islands', so we can use it for all future discussions of the current affairs of the Faroe Islands.
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    Will Absolute Full Member

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    :lol:

    From now on the Faroe Islands will be smeared with blood!
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    donkeyfish Full Member

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    Meaning one should cease to kill a lot of species no, or is there an argument for why it's worse to kill a whale rather than a cow or a chicken?

    And does it apply to all animals, like the house rat or a mosquito?
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    Will Absolute Full Member

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    Natural sympathy. Ultimately we're animals ourselves and guided more by our emotions than strict logic.

    An attempt to base human behaviour on self-consistent ethical reasoning is doomed to failure. We have to try to do better according to our dim and inconsistent lights. If we can.
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    donkeyfish Full Member

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    But what then makes one emotion more preferable or valuable over another. Your or mine natural sympathy, or the comfort of tradition and economic safety for the whale hunter or cow farmer?
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    Will Absolute Full Member

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    There are no rules, and my view will be contaminated by my feelings just as yours will by yours. It's like everything else: people have to muddle through and hope that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't an oncoming train.

    Of course eventually it will be a train.
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    I don't quite understand the analogy you used. Are you saying that no matter what we do we're fecked?
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    donkeyfish Full Member

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    That's true, but what happens when those feelings are mutually exclusive? I have much more natural sympathy towards some than others, in a quite discriminatory way. Either because I enjoy their friendship, they are my family, am attracted to them or whatever. I imagine it being similar for others, but directed towards a different set of people, animals or even objects or ideas.

    Without any rule, there are no way to resolve such conflict.
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    Will Absolute Full Member

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    We're just a bunch of blind rabbits eating corn in a minefield. Sooner or later we're bound to hop on something bad. :D

    The broader point is that we shouldn't place too much hope on our ability to rationally manage our present or our future.
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    You resolve it as best you can, just as people have always done. But there isn't any formula.

    A day will come when something big won't be resolved.

    The End.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian

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    This is no place for philosophical ruminations, Will - post more smilies.
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    Will Absolute Full Member

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    Can't help it. :o

    Some people have a weakness for drink, I like to pretend I'm sitting with Plato in the Academy pulling Aristotle's hand off my knee..
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian

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    No shit, Hemlock.


    Sorry, that's both a terrible & nonsensical pun.
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    712 Formerly '711' but that was a ridiculous username!

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    It's the axis of evil, Iran, North Korea and the Faroes. Except only one of them kills whales.
    Developing some sort of missile seems in order. And rhetoric, lots of rhetoric.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian

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    It's amazing that Le Tissier chose England over Ye Isles of Faroe.
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    Nope. I do eat meat. So in terms of that - touche.

    I just hate hunting for the purpose of "trophies".
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    you think we hunt whales for trophies?
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Is it a necessity or a luxury? If the latter then it shouldn't happen.
    At the moment, farmed meat is as good as a necessity, until society has the means to change a huge part of itself. It was a literal necessity until not that long ago, and we're currently in the phase of moving away from it (I don't think it'll be that long off with the rate fake meat is improving either). That shouldn't be used against people that think killing more animals is wrong.