Dolphins Hunted for Sport and Fertilizer

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The popular 1960's television series "Flipper" may hold your image of the largely beloved dolphin.

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Jay

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How dare anyone put dolphins and humans on the same par? Dolphins are a whole lot smarter and feeling than humans!! I hate humans. Kill this, kill that, kill you and me and as it's going just kill the whole world. I wouldn't mind hunting some lousy humans and say it's for "pest control".
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Jay wrote:
How dare anyone put dolphins and humans on the same par? Dolphins are a whole lot smarter and feeling than humans!! I hate humans. Kill this, kill that, kill you and me and as it's going just kill the whole world. I wouldn't mind hunting some lousy humans and say it's for "pest control".
If I were you, I think the first lousy human I would kill would be myself.
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Jul 29, 2006
 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM..........Dol phin! Tastes just like chicken! Dolphin makes you smarter, too. Do you see how I'm writing with correct grammar and punctuation? It's good to be a carnivore.
UFO

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Jul 29, 2006
 
It's really sad. The dolphins are really smart. To bad their so good at adapting rather then manipulating. I hope they make it.
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Jul 29, 2006
 
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Bunch of sick bastards to be hurting no less killing fellow mammal that are not bothering anyone. They are the only creatures in the ocean known to say people from sharks and drownings. Japanese are a sick group. Dont the eat dogs and cats too?
Yeah they eat just about anything. They are a weird people that is for sure.
Ridge

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Jul 29, 2006
 
Civilised people even carnivores like myself should have respect for creatures such as elephants, dolphins, whales, other cetaceans and great apes that are clearly at a much higher level of intelligence and social structure than common beasts. It speaks to your basic level of intelligence and civility how you treat these higher mammals.
Jay

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Morristown Mike wrote:
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If I were you, I think the first lousy human I would kill would be myself.
Thanx. But before I do that I'll keep you in mind.
Ruth

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You should check you facts before you publish such rubbish. We do not kill dolphines, it is Pilot Whales, we do not hunt them for fertilizer but for food. We are not savages, this is something our forfathers have done for many many years, and just because you think it looks savage we should stop?? Have you ever seen how they treat the beef and pork or chicken before it is placed in the store where it looks very nice and neat, don't just judge something like this without knowing all the facts.
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Ruth wrote:
You should check you facts before you publish such rubbish. We do not kill dolphines, it is Pilot Whales, we do not hunt them for fertilizer but for food. We are not savages, this is something our forfathers have done for many many years, and just because you think it looks savage we should stop?? Have you ever seen how they treat the beef and pork or chicken before it is placed in the store where it looks very nice and neat, don't just judge something like this without knowing all the facts.
The fact is that pilot whales are a much higher order of mammal than a cow. They are smart social animals with brains as large or larger than humans. I do not think I should be able to change laws within your countries waters but I will help to change international laws against this practice and I will continue to believe it is uncivilised. We are intitled to our opinions especially when they are backed up by facts. People did lots of things in the past that are considered repugnant now, just because it is part of your culture does not mean it is right.
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Aug 7, 2006
 
If they are (whales and dolphins) so smart, why don’t they move to California whey they would be protected? Sheesh!
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Robin Marks wrote:
If they are (whales and dolphins) so smart, why don’t they move to California whey they would be protected? Sheesh!
LMFAO!
Ridge

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Robin Marks wrote:
If they are (whales and dolphins) so smart, why don’t they move to California whey they would be protected? Sheesh!
Good idea, they are protected here. We'll send out flipper to round them all up.
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Aug 12, 2006
 
In the Faroe Islands whale hunts are strongly regulated by Faroese authorities and are approved by the International Whaling Commission.
Gertrude

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Aug 28, 2006
 
Dolphins are not smarter than humans! And neither are pilot whales. How on earth can a whale be on a higher level than a cow?

Both cows and whales are a source off food. Deal with it!

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Aug 28, 2006
 
If God didn't want me to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?
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Aug 28, 2006
 
As seen from some of the posts the earth does need to thin out the population of one species. I hear they're made out of meat too!
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Aug 28, 2006
 
Gertrude wrote:
Dolphins are not smarter than humans! And neither are pilot whales. How on earth can a whale be on a higher level than a cow?
Both cows and whales are a source off food. Deal with it!
No one said they were smarter than humans but some cetaceans have larger brains. Marine mammals, elephants and the great apes are the smartest non human mammals by far. Do you think we should eat Apes? There is much evidence that Dolphins are very social, very bright,playfull and have a sense of humor.

By the way a pig is smarter than a cow.
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Aug 28, 2006
 
UFO wrote:
It's really sad. The dolphins are really smart. To bad their so good at adapting rather then manipulating. I hope they make it.
FLIPPER FOR PRESIDENT!!!
Gertrude

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Aug 29, 2006
 
Everyone knows that dolphins are nice and smart ect. but I am sure that they taste good to! I am not to sure about monkey meat though, my guess is that it´s a bit cheewy...

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