Brutal and Sad Facts About Whaling That More People Should Know About

Whalers Worked In Detestable Conditions

27. Whalers Worked In Detestable Conditions

It is common knowledge that dead animal meat has a strong unpleasant smell. To call a dead whale’s carcass was unpleasant would be an understatement.

Having a huge whale onboard with its guts out, meat rotting away, and blubber being boiled, can produce a stench that not many can withstand. Unfortunately, out at sea, there is no respite. The ship is constantly in motion, there are fluids on the floor, crewmen are entering the carcass to cut-off extract every part of the animal, this all produces a dismal image of working conditions that not many would voluntarily subject themselves to.

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