Last week we talked about overfishing and trapping. Both of these issues are controversial (議論の [余地がある] ) in Canada. The issue of trapping, and hunting for furs is especially controversial. The seal hunt is perhaps the most controversial. The seal hunt has been a part of the Inuit culture for over 4000 years. You can see a picture of the Inuit seal hunt below.
|This image is public domain|
|Image by PeTA|
A Japanese celebrity, Aya Sugimoto has participated in PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked anti-fur campaign too.
Also, there is a group in Japan that is against killing animals for food. You can read it's blog. Click the link: Against Meat Japan.
Last class, most of you disagreed with killing animals for fur, but most of you agreed with killing animals for food.
Below are the whiteboard notes from last class.
Our next topics will be endangered species and garbage dumps.