Shame on the killers of whales, and especially blue whales (the largest animal that has ever existed on Earth). (1) Shame on the killers of lions, rhinos, elephants and other rare animals. Shame on Iceland, Japan and others involved.
To avoid that someday dead squads will be organized to punish the killers (sooner or later some people will become so angry…), is it an idea to create a kind of global and eternal ‘naming-and-shaming’ register for the perpetrators and their accomplices (like clients, protectors, enablers, etc.)? After due process, of course… ;-)
Care for our relatives, animals, and especially the rare species, is directly linked with care for the environment, the earth, our biotope, including climate change. It means being aware of the interdependence of all living being, including humans.
Perhaps an ecological register will be helpful in order to create other and new ways of thinking about ourselves and other animals, as a continuum, as a family, - you do not kill relatives, do you? (or it is a crime.) In the age of internet this might be a powerful tool, to remind us of our responsibility. So let's create the appropriate answer to immoral acts.
Only reports and stories about human misconduct do not work, if they will not hurt the wrongdoers. Maybe they will have more effect, if combined with an ecological ‘naming-and-shaming’ register, globally available and forever.
Or else: what is a good reason for not-creating such a register?
See for instance:
Article: The killing of a blue whale reveals how disconnected we ware from nature