According to Rune Froevik of the High North Alliance, which represents the interests of coastal communities in the Arctic:
"Basically it turns out that the best thing you can do for the planet is to eat whale meat compared to other types of meat. Greenhouse gas emissions caused by one meal of beef are the equivalent of eight meals of whale meat."
The study focused on the fuel use of whale boats and showed that a kilo (2.2 lbs) of whale meat represented just 1.9 kilo (4.2 lbs) of greenhouse gases against 15.8 for beef, 6.4 for pork and 4.6 for chicken.
Yeah, yeah. But beef, pork and chicken are domesticated. Whales are wild, and are endangered.
Yet we humans seem to feel that we can do anything we want, kill any species want, and wipe them off the face of the earth as long as it suits our needs. After all, it doesn't really matter that the entire world is big ecosystem, and if we had half a brain, we would realize that destroying one species ruins the "Sacred Balance."
Truls Gulowsen of Greenpeace said:
"The survival of a species is more important than lower greenhouse gas emissions from eating it. Almost every food is more climate friendly than meat. Most fish and seafood has similarly low emissions."While fish may be better than whales, it's not like we're doing all that well in terms of fish either. Many studies and projections show that we are seriously overfishing the oceans.