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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Whale Meat Eaters Want More!

"I think it's nonsense," said 61-year-old Kohei Uchiyama. "Eating a whale is the same thing as killing and eating a cow."

Okay, I don't know much about this subject. From the article, Japan wants to greatly increase the amount of whales it catches every year. Others are furious about it.

Personally, whales are animals and there is nothing wrong with using them for our benefit. But, if they are endangered, or if whaling will cause other great harm, then it should be halted.

So, can anyone enlighten me on this subject? Are whales still greatly endangered? I'm sure some are, but the ones that Japan wants to catch?