There are people who think that whaling is bad because whales are cute and precious. Although it is quite natural and noble to feel cluelty to killing ANY living beings, forcing their opinion to someone else is too much. There are countries where people think cow is sacred, there are countries where pig is sacred. On the other hand, there are country where they eat dogs. Whales aren't any special between these life beings.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/11/01/eadolph101.xml (Telegraph.co.uk : Hayden Panettiere in Japan dolphin protests) http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20071116-00000008-flix-movi (Yahoo! News : 「HEROES/ヒーローズ」のチアリーダー役、日本で逮捕状？) There are always some idiots who thinks their opinion is the world's only standard. It's their religious point of view and its their dietary culture. There is no sense saying this and that or pressing opinion to these people and I think it is really stupid. I've never heard Hinduism saying to other people not to eat beef. Muslims don't stop other people from eating pork. Why is whale so different? These excited-anti-whaling-people can't answer this question, can they?
noble : 気高い、立派な cluelty : 残酷さ force one's opinion to - : ～に意見を押し付ける sacred : 神聖 dietary culture : 食文化 saying this and that : とやかく言う Hinduism : ヒンズー教徒 Muslim : イスラム教徒