Arguments for whaling
Today’s whaling is ecologically responsible. Hunting pressure of whaling stocks no longer exist and so whalers have maintaining sustainable stocks in their best interest. Today sparing a whale allows another day for a whale to reproduce where in the past a rival whaling fleet could take the find.
It is a step backwards in regards to animal rights. Over the last century we have made great strides in improving the way our fellow living creatures are being treated. You can judge people by how they treat animals and if we allow hunting of whales to continue it shows that our lust for certain items outweighs our compassion and humanity.
There is no longer risk of overhunting, there is incentive now due to regulations for whaling ships to spare a whale so ‘they can catch it another day’. Before these regulations you had to kill whatever you found to eliminate a rivals chances of finding it.