Why Whaling Is Immoral
That certain dolphin and whale species possess "self-awareness, suffering and a social culture" is a strong moral reason to finally halt the ongoing hunting of large marine life, says Al Jazeera.
That certain dolphin and whale species possess "self-awareness, suffering and a social culture" is a strong moral reason to finally stop the hunting of large marine life, says Al Jazeera. "Commercial whaling was banned in 1986. But despite the moratorium, at least 30,000 whales have been killed by Japan for so-called scientific research, and Norway and Iceland under their home-grown quota system," reports Al Jazeera. "However, the biggest question that scientists pose does not even figure in talks at the International Whaling Commission. It is the notion that whales are intelligent and sentient beings and not just an animal commodity."
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
- The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
- The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
- Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
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