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Monday, February 13, 2006

The hypocracy that is Japan's "whaling research"

The more that comes out, the more ridiculous it becomes. That Japan continues to hide behind the "research" label is dispicable. Of couse, when it comes to whaling and certain other issues, honesty is not high of the government of Japan's list of important items.
The government wants the public to eat more whale meat to reduce the bloated stockpile and to prevent a rise in international criticism against Japan's "research whaling" program.
Dammit people, eat more whale!

This is getting unbelievable. The people don't even want the friggin meat! Are they doing this just to keep some fishermen in business?

So, just how much meat are we talking about?

According to a survey compiled by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the whale meat stock was between 600 tons and 700 tons in 1998. But due to several factors, particularly the increase in the number of whales Japan catches for research purposes in the northwestern area of the Pacific Ocean, the meat stockpile soared to 4,800 tons by the end of August 2005.

It stood at 3,511 tons at the end of 2005.

4,800 tons, damn...wonder how many wasted whales that equals?