Now, this deserves its own blog post. This suggestion that was published in Time Science sounds both completely horrifying and entirely possible. In the future, the articles says, because of decline in fish stocks, fishing nations around the world will be eating whales instead of fish.
Think about it. We are fighting today for reducing noise, showing mercy, helping stranded whales, stopping whaling, whale massacre, captivity. But it can get so, so much worse. Forget about helping whales, people will be harvesting them like they harvest fish stocks today.
The first sign that it could indeed become a reality is the suggestion by whaling nations that “whale populations need to be culled to reduce their threat to fast-disappearing fish stocks”. They even had a nerve to call it “ecosystem management”. Never mind that it was not whales, but fishing nations that decimated fish stocks.
It is hard to think that the day will come when people will eat whales because there is no fish left. And yet somehow it seems entirely possible given how things are developing today. Oh, horror!