Ethics of Whaling. In search of the right thing to do. History of Antarctic Whaling. Should Whaling Be Banned?. Answer has several dimensions: economic cultural scientific moral Our discussion will be limited to moral arguments. Ethical Inquiry. “Seeking the right thing to do.”
Ethics of Whaling
In search of the right thing to do
Killing whales is sadistic and cruel behavior
Cruelty ought to be condemned and discouraged
Therefore whaling is wrong.
Are premises true?
Does conclusion follow logically?
Is moral principle justifiable?
solely on species
“Whenever I injure life of any
sort, I must be quite clear
whether it is necessary.
Beyond the unavoidable,
I must never go.” Albert Schweitzer
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”