Sunday, April 30, 2006

whale burgers are the popular food item in Japan!

Whales are still in danger. Since a global ban on whaling in 1985, Japan has continued to kill whales in the name of “scientific research.” Yet legitimate scientists agree: there’s no need to kill whales in order to study them when non-lethal methods already exist. In fact, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has clearly stated it does not need the data obtained from killing whales: passing resolutions critical of Japan’s research whaling program forty-one times!

Yet Japanese whalers continue to kill whales in horribly cruel fashion, harpooning them with explosive tips and then dragging them onto whale ships. Japan actually sells the meat from this “research” to restaurants. Japanese whalers have been selling meat from their “research” to supermarkets, gourmet restaurants, even fast-food chains and school cafeterias where whale burgers have become the latest trend.

And now Japan is increasing the slaughter: doubling the number of whales killed in an international marine mammal sanctuary.Unless they are stopped now, Japan will launch a return to full-scale industrial whaling; the last of which once drove whales to the brink of extinction. Only the tremendous resources and clout of the United States has a chance to stop Japan from destroying the world's whales.

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