I love whales. ❤ Whales are totally awesome.
If you look in the history of whaling, the biggest reason for why humans have killed whales was the demand for whale oil.
This was useful fuel for night lamps, before the age of electricity. While the 21st century US citizens are the moral embodiments of whale protection, it was not always so.
People who love whales should thank the greedy people who raped the land and squeezed the oil out of it. Like Standard Oil Company (est 1870).
Thank you, Standard Oil, for saving the whales from extinction.
Oh, and please refrain yourselves from being trolled. This is not the end of this line of thought.