Whale Wars News!
The urban legend of a Cali sushi bar serving endangered species of whale meat during Hollywood’s Academy Awards week in 2010 has been confirmed TRUE — and the crime has proved to be most expensive to the owners and managers.
WHALE WARS ON LAND
The reality television show “Whale Wars” by Animal Planet has really drawn attention to the commercial whaling industry, and followers of the program have been appalled to hear how the Japanese have taken the letter of international law and broken it’s spirit for profit.Japan is just one country that fishes for whales commercially and sells the meat for a big profit.
In Japanese culture, the whale meat has been eaten as a delicacy for many years. However, unlike with North American Inuit families (who rely on the whale meat as a staple in their diet), they do not incorporate eating it into everyday culture.International laws allow a limited number of whales to be killed each year if they are slaughtered for “medical research”.
The news that a SoCal restaurant would actually buy and sell endangered species of whale meat commercially in California to fine dining patrons willing to pay the right amount of money came as disturbing news to most Americans. It’s no surprise that criminal charges have been filed against the chef and company. Now, the owners have announced they are closing the business permanently — and not one dead whale to soon in the eyes of many animal rights activists in Hollywood and pet friendly people who are also eco friendly all across the country.
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JAPANESE MIGHT EAT WHALE MEAT BUT CALIFORNIANS WON’T
The Japanese fishermen say they kill the whales to sell to scientists; however, Japan has found a loophole in the laws, in that they don’t specify what happens to the animal after it is killed.
As such, science firms are re-brokering the meat to be eaten as sushi [and producing little to no evidence they are anything other than butchers (in the grocer sense) rather than acting as legitimate researchers.
Now, the California restaurant that bought the banned meat so they could feed their masses are facing criminal charges. As a result of the mainstream press getting wind of them serving endangered whale meat as sushi, the protests and boycott of their facility has been enormous.
Thanks to that, they’ve announced the business will close permanently as a “self-imposed punishment”.
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