The threats for cetaceans
The dangers for cetaceans are multiple, destructive, and are mainly the consequences of the irresponsibility of the Man. We threaten them to the point that some of their species are endangered.
Pollutions, Industry, Massacres, Captivity, Slaughters during the hunting to dolphins to feed Dolphinaria, Taken aborigines, Noise pollution, Collisions, secondary Grips during fishing, extensive fishing which depopulate the oceans (already, in certain regions of the world dolphins have no more of that to feed, they have to migrate, leave territories which they occupied since generations and can become aggressive because of the hunger).
The problem is complex because the threats are multiple. They all participate in the destruction of cetaceans, in their depopulation at first and in the short term, (some around ten years, if we do not intervene at once), in their likely disappearance.
It is necessary to act so that the whaling is forbidden all around the world, so that stop the industrial fishings, those in drift nets in particular, but also the massacres in Ireland, in Faroe Islands, in the Salomon Islands. It is imperative that stop captures on these same islands, in Cuba, in Africa and everywhere else, to feed dolphinaria and other hotels / prisons, that those guarantee with an unconscious or selfish “pleasure” who attend these shows, disgusting since we know the conditions of captivity of cetaceans, atrocious when we know that, for a capture, tens of dolphins are killed.
Besides, Whale Watching (the expression ” Whale-Watching ” indicates the observation of cetaceans) is growing and generates inadmissible situations of harassment. In the Azores, for example, it replaced the hunting in sperm whales, alternative which we can greet until the moment when this activity takes disproportionate and disturbing proportions for cetaceans.
For 3 years in parallel in the outbreak of Whale watching, we observe, during our journeys, a change of behavior of dolphins often more occupied with looking for their food that to interact with us …
How many years will it be necessary to the human being to depopulate the oceans? When there will not be fishes anymore, there will not be dolphins anymore …
When will the governments really act so that stops the pollution of the oceans?
And how many cetaceans shall we find still carrier of diseases due to this pollution?