Whaling is controversial issue in the world today. Should there be an international ban on whaling?
Because whales are the largest consumers of fish stock in the North Atlantic they threaten the stability of numerous other fish stocks , including krill and cod . Although the relationships between whales and other fish populations are increasingly complex , scientists assume that whale stocks around Iceland could lead to the 10 percent decline in other fish stocks , including cod stocks . Given that the annual sustainable yield of the cod stock is no less than 350 thousand tons , a ban on whaling could cost Iceland 35 thousand tons of cod stock every year - a
number too significant for a small country like Iceland
There should be no international ban on whaling , based on the premise that whales were and remain an important object of medical research Whales are equally important for human and animal research , and it would be fair to say that an international ban on whaling will significantly reduce the existing medical research opportunities . As a result , an international ban on whaling will wane the hopes of those who seek a cure for the most difficult diseases . Since the middle of the 20th century , whales had been hunted and used for their hypophyses . The number of whale hypophyses dropped with time and their popularity declined , but they made a profound contribution to the development of medical research and pharmacology . Whales ' pancreases were extensively used in the production of insulin . Whales used to be an effective source of growth hormones for people the hormones were extracted from whales thymus glands . Today , the world must think twice before an international ban on whaling becomes a reality . The world must avoid banning whaling activity in the future , to give medical researchers sufficient opportunities to pursue their research goals . Although the of animal research is increasingly controversial , it is not within the scope of...