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    Quote Originally Posted by glider14 View Post
    dolphin=mahi mahi, phission korps
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    Bingo!

    Anyways, I don't really like the idea of Dolphins (the mammal) being slaughtered for food, and especially not for fun. Maybe my reasoning is faulty, but they're really intelligent animals and have been known to aid humans. In fact some tribes in Africa have a mutualistic relationship with them. I kind of see it as slaughtering a pack of dogs.

    But theres really nothing you can do, the Japanese are going to do what they want/need in their own waters, especially if its part of their culture.

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    Mahi mahi is also knows as dolphin, but it's not literally a dolphin. Very ugly fish if I say so myself. Very tasty, too.

    http://www.torpedotours.com/images/mahi.jpg

    To me, it's wrong because they are so intelligent. But sort of not. It's like, what kind of person could kill an elephant or a monkey? Not one that I'd like to meet. Then again, pigs are more intelligent than dogs, yet we don't eat dogs and pigs aren't man's best friend. Except truffle farmers (naturally.) Morally? I don't have a problem with it....from an anthropological perspective I guess. Practically? They are too cute and smart to kill. That's the reason I can't eat lamb or veal. I don't have a moral problem with it, I just can't stand the thought of eating something so cute and innocent. It's interesting that I just said the word "innocent." Look at how I just anthropomorphized the animals, when in fact they are no better or worse than any other animal. Except for the sloth, of course. They're evil, you know.

    Reminds me of a joke I heard on TV. It's something like A vegetarian is helping a dolphin trapped in a net, and while doting over the dolphin he keeps saying "Get out of the way, you stupid tuna!!!"


    Look at India. The cow is sacred there, and it's just livestock here. That is a perfect analogy between the views of almost everyone in the west and the people who do this in Japan. IIRC, The Japanese also kill whales in the name of "research" but I think they end up being consumed and/or only being killed for their ambergris. Some loophole I saw on some documentary that I'm FAR too lazy to research right now. Technically, killing a dolphin is no different than killing a cow, but to us it seems unthinkable because of differences in our culture and theres.


    All of the above is assuming no endangered/threatened species are being killed. I'm, of course, strongly opposed to that.

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    who the hell calls mahi mahi a dolphin? Not only is it not a mammal but uhhh its allready got a name (mahi mahi). I've spent 19 years living in coastal cities, and mahi mahi is always referred to as (you guessed it) mahi mahi
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    depends where you live i guess. my uncle down in Apalachicola, FL calls them dolphin. and he calls dolphins bottle noses. its like that every where around him.
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    I just want to clarify that I too have no problem with killing most animals. My problems with the dolphins being killed however, are that many are already endangered, and that they are not being raised for slaughter as are many other animals. It is for this same reason that I do not approve of the overfishing of many species. I definitely won't eat farm raised fish either, but that is because of the high mercury content. I'm all for eating some tasty meat. That's what we humans were meant to do. We're omnivores, not herbivores. I just don't think we should destroy the delicate ecosystem balance any more than we have.
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    People in the deep south have lots of strange words for everything. I need a translator to understand them
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    Im afraid I don’t have much sympathy for this culture for killing dolphins… Japan has been whaling endangered species under the excuse that its ‘scientific’ but no other country kills hundreds of whales a year for ‘research’… when marine biologists say that it is unnecessary, I believe them.

    People in the deep south have lots of strange words for everything. I need a translator to understand them
    What? Go any farther south than Texas and you hit Mexico. What do you consider “deep south”?
    that makes no logic

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    The deep south is GA, SC, AL, and MS. Some consider the states bordering those to be part of the deep south. Texas is in the southwest. Actually that's stupid since if you look at a map it's pretty much directly in the center on the southern side, but I digress.

    As a side note, I've never seen it called dolphin either. I had to look up "dolphin fish". It's a very unappetizing name. They don't call veal baby cow, so they made up a word lmao. I've always seen it called Mahi Mahi and comes in these thick "steaks." Good stuff. And FYI no one I've ever met in GA calls it Dolphin, either.

    Back on topic. What was it again? Oh yeah, Dolphin murderers.

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