Changing Well-Established Microeconomics?
For those of us in the developed world, having gone through agricultural, industrial and social revelations, the idea of killing a whale evidently causes some distress. But before we are quick to judge, a recognition of not only the necessity, but the ingrained culture of whaling and spearfishing in Lamalera is essential if we are to see any change in this long-standing practice. We must first understand the plight of the villagers, and propose alternative livelihoods that they might accept.
Because the whale had been killed just before the official whaling season,
the Lamalerans consider it a gift from their ancestors and Ina Leva