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Anti-whaling and Pro-whaling Supporters Unable to Have a Dialogue

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is facing a challenging year as pro-whaling and anti-whaling supporters are unable to have a dialogue and reach a compromise. "There are no dialogues, it's just shouting matches sometimes," Morishita said of annual IWC meetings. While many countries are strongly opposed to whaling, such as Australia and Great Britain, Japan says that killing whales is no different than killing any other animal.

To read the full article please search online for: Whaling Commission Meetings Could Be Halted

Japan is right in that killing whales is no different than killing any other of God’s animals. Humans tend to hide behind excuses in order to seek pleasure and fill their desires. While some people do not include any animals in their circle of compassion, others include pets and a minority of humans does its best to include all creatures. It is evident that we live in a fallen world and that perfection is impossible, but trying our best by the grace of God is honoring and glorifying to our Creator and brings reconciliation to Creation. It’s important, however, that anger and resentment do not stand in the way of compassion and mercy. Shouting and blaming rarely achieve anything.  

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