Humans no longer have a demanding need for whale products. We have electric light, beef, and no-meat proteins. Whale bone and ivory have been replaced with synthetic materials that are safer to use. Whaling was always difficult and dangerous work. It was romanticized in fiction, film and song. The hunt took its toll of young men.
As we have explored the natural relationship between whales and environment, and humanity’s interaction with both, whales are finding freedom to be sentient creatures.