Talk:Aboriginal whaling

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Nice Job on this article!!Pedant 23:41, 11 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliment :). Pcb21| Pete 06:33, 12 Aug 2004 (UTC)

What is aboriginal whaling?[edit]

Is it:

1. whaling operations conducted by ethnic groups recognized as indigenous by their own government or others, or

2. whaling operations permitted under the aboriginal subsistence whaling clause of IWC

The canadian hunt is only in category 1, since Canada is not a IWC member. As far as I can see, the humpback whaling in Berquia in St Vincent and the Grenadines is only in category 2. So perhaps is aboriginal whaling:

3. The union of 1 and 2.

But I don't think the people of Lamalera are recognized by anyone as indigenous, and Indonesia is not member of IWC, so it shouldn't be in this article at all, should it?

I think we should should stick to category 2 and rename the article to 'aboriginal subsistence whaling'. The term 'aboriginal whaling' doesn't have any merit outside the IWC context. After all, there are no articles on aboriginal fishing or aboriginal farming. Any comments? Matt77 05:13, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Agree with the rename idea for reasons stated above. I'm including these issues in the new Anti-whaling article, as subsistence whaling is generally accepted by Greenpeace and some other activists but opposed by others like Sea Shepherd. PrBeacon (talk) 01:03, 2 March 2010 (UTC)