Save the Narwhals!

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Narwhals are being killed by people for many reasons. One of them is FOOD! Some people kill narwhals for their skin, which apparently is edible. Sure, healthy things are good for you, but not for a narwhal. Unless you are trapped in the wilderness, you can just eat at McDonald’s or something. But you don’t need to eat narwhals’ skin.

Why Are People Killing Narwhals?

Narwhals are being killed by people for many reasons. One of them is FOOD! Some people kill narwhals for their skin, which apparently is edible and nutritious. Sure, healthy things are good for you, but not for a narwhal. Unless you are trapped in the wilderness, you can just eat at McDonald’s or something. But you don’t need to eat narwhals’ skin.


People are also killing narwhals accidentally. This is how: When things are being shipped across the ocean, the boats make noise which is too loud for the narwhals and other animals. Narwhals depend on their sound to let each other know if they are near, if there is food, to take care of the baby narwhals, etc. But the boats make too much noise so the narwhals can’t hear each other. If a narwhal is near another marine animal and is trying to get them to get out of the way so they don’t get impaled, the other marine animal might not hear the narwhal over all the commotion from the boats, and then that other marine animal might get impaled.

How Can People Help Save Narwhals?

The people who are hunting narwhals (who don’t need to and in my opinion, pretty much no one needs to) can stop hunting narwhals and something that would work more than just telling people to stop killing narwhals would be… DONATIONS!!! There are lots of donation centers out there who are trying to help narwhals. But the only way those donation centers can help narwhals is if people donate money but if you are donating money, where would you?

Where Would You Donate Money to Save Narwhals?

These donation centers are where you’d donate that money. There are LOTS of animal donation centers and here are a few that are trying to help save narwhals (and other animals):


  • World Wildlife Fund (To help narwhals, they have helped another company (IWC) make saving the narwhals more efficient.)
  • Defenders of Wildlife (Offering an “adoption” that helps save real animals. If you “adopt” a narwhal, you will not get the actual animal, just a plushy or certificate or something like that.)
  • Earthjustice (The people who break environmental laws are basically “proved guilty” by Earthjustice and they want to make the world a better place.)

So Save the Narwhals!

Sources

Planet, Human. "Capturing a Narwhal." Discovery. Geico, n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2015. <http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/human-planet/videos/capturing-a-narwhal/>


F, W. W. "Narwhal Plush – Animal Adoptions from World Wildlife Fund."Narwhal Plush – Animal Adoptions from World Wildlife Fund. World Wildlife Fund, n.d. Web. 02 Oct. 2015. <http://gifts.worldwildlife.org/gift-center/gifts/Species-Adoptions/narwhal.aspx>


"What You Can Do to Help Narwhals." Defenders of Wildlife. Give.org, 26 Apr. 2012. Web. 02 Oct. 2015. <http://www.defenders.org/narwhal/what-you-can-do>.


"Narwhal." WorldWildlife.org. World Wildlife Fund, n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015. <http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/narwhal>.


"Earthjustice." Earthjustice. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015. <http://earthjustice.org/>.