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Old 03-20-2010, 05:25 PM   #1
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L.A. eatery charged with serving whale meat closes

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Old 03-20-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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Something will come along to take it's place. There's a huge underground of restaurants that serve dishes that are traditional in some parts of the world, but don't meet US regulations for one reason or another. I'm not saying it's right or wrong. That's just the way it is.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:02 AM   #3
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^^^ Very true. Many yakitori houses serve near-rare chicken, for instance, in complete violation of US health laws.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:13 PM   #4
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I hope they throw them in prison with the maximum sentence.... ie the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
There is no longer any reason to hunt whales in a world where petroleum has replaced whale oil, whale meat is no longer necessary for survival and we know so much about the intelligence and complex social lives of whales. Although I'm repulsed by some cultures eating dogs and cats, it's against international law to eat whale.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:31 PM   #5
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..... it's against international law to eat whale.
I think there are exceptions to this law for some cultures of arctic regions.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:44 PM   #6
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Japan also has an exception. I do not remember the specifics, but it was something like if the whale was killed for research then the meat could be sold as food.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:46 PM   #7
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Funny how dogs and cats have more rights to life than the poor chicken!
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:49 PM   #8
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Japan also has an exception. I do not remember the specifics, but it was something like if the whale was killed for research then the meat could be sold as food.
The facts are this.....scientific whaling is nothing more than an instrument of profit and politics used to circumvent the moratorium on commercial whaling. Japan's 'scientific whaling' program is subsidised by the Government of Japan, and the meat from the whales is sold on the Japanese market, yielding millions of dollars in profits from whale meat. Japan has killed more than 650 whales per year under the guise of 'scientific whaling' There is simply no way to justify the slaughter of hundreds upon hundreds of these protected animals a year for "research". They want the whale meat to eat. Simple as that.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:55 PM   #9
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I do not disagree with you Kayelle. It does not change the fact that they have an exemption to do it, even there are those who consider it morally reprehensible.

We need to be careful with this conversation though and not bring politics into it as that is not allowed here.
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Thank you for the gentle reminder. Honest.
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