With a little objective analysis, most people can see through rampant ecological sensationalism.

Updated: August 17, 2005, 6:50 PM ET
By James A. Swan, Ph.D. | Author of "In Defense of Hunting"

While I was driving back from picking up the mail, a car with a "Save the Whales" bumper sticker passed. Lots of those seem to be around after Earth Day.

Eco quiz question: Just how many whales swim the oceans: a) hundreds, b) thousands, c) millions?

If you have been listening to the eco-activist and animal rights organizations, and their friends in the media, you probably answered a or b.

The correct answer is c.

Swimming in our oceans are: 25,000 gray whales (more than ...

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