Skylar Some times tradition and culture can be changed or updated if they cause real irreversible damage.
I think that this is complicated and dangerous territory ethically.
I'm not disagreeing with you, but it has to end up with the question of who gets to choose what is and what isn't sacred or acceptable.
Lots of religions have beliefs and practices that other people would say cause real and irreversible damage. If they are untouchable and protected because they are religious beliefs then why shouldn't other cultural beliefs be treated the same way
Piri And eating Dolphins is not a tradition is Japan.
It's one of those things that most people just assume it's a really old custom, but isn't at all. There are lots of them around the world, festivals or events or practices that seem like they should be ancient but are not.
A similar ethical question come again though, how long does something need to have existed for to qualify as a tradition with protecting, as long as someone believes in it.
Oh, and to be clear. I'm not advocating for eating dolphin, especially with the incredibly cruel way that they are hunted in Japan.