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1 Cetaceans Precious Meat Food Taboo Argument Essay, First Submission LaCuya Weathers Composition II EN111_OL Professor Crisosto, Apache 11/20/2018 Commented [CA1]: This is your main topic in yellow. What is it about this topic your like to discuss. Draft an outline to help you delineate your thought and ideas. I highlighted many of your subtopics in Green.
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CETACEANS MEAT 2 Do you consume fish? Or lobster? Maybe even shrimp or clams? Do you feel as if you have taken the life of an innocent sea creature whenever you eat them? Probably not. Now think of eating dolphin or whale meat like we do those initial sea creatures I listed above. Would you still view these cetaceans as just a normal every day delicacy? Or would you view them as much more? I’m coming to you today to shed light on these creatures and the slaughtering that takes place in many parts of the world for their meat. My main locations of focus are Taiji, Japan (killing of dolphins) and the Faroe Islands (killing of whale). Since 1990 people in 114 countries consumed one or more of over 50 species of marine mammals. Dolphin Hunting in Taiji, Japan Dolphin and whale meat consumption has risen, and many species have already gone extinct thanks to humans. Not only do we capture and sell these creatures for our entertainment, but we also capture them to slaughter them and make a profit on those whales or dolphins that didn’t make the cut to be chosen as a show attraction m aterial. The unlucky dolphins that do end up becoming a meal do so each year starting in September 1 st to March 1 st . This is the time when the small village in Japan called Taiji does their large-scale dolphin hunt. This village was made famous by a documentary cal led “The Cove” . The documentary takes a deep look into the dolphin hunting practices in Japan’s Taiji village. In the documentary you see the fisherman luring the dolphin family into shallow water, trapping them so that one by one each of the dolphins can be killed and prepped for selling. They used sharp spear like rods made of metal that cause instant paralysis in the creature once gouged roughly. Imagine you and 30 of your family members including young cornered and brutally attacked and killed one at a time. This is what they witnessed right before being killed. The water although a murky brown color turns Commented [CA2]: How do the questions you are asking, contribute to the over Introduction and thesis? Although, these are great questions addressing your rhetorical appeals
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