Saturday, February 20, 2010
Whale blubber - human uses
The consumption of whale blubber still occurs in this modern age of conservation. One would think that consumption of what amounts to fat of the whale would be injurious to the people who are consuming it, but that is not the case. Whale blubber has been found to be very different from land animal fat. The blubber properties are high in antioxidants and have a tendency to do good to the arteries of the people who consume it.
Blubber is unfortunately still seen as the best fat burner in the terms of oil in some areas of the world. A large whale often produces 50 tons of oil of which cosmetics, candles and some soaps are made from.
Countries that lack other methods of producing fuel for warmth are the one who are most likely to continue whaling.