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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:20 PM

Meat from endangered whales caught by Icelandic hunters is being sold in Japan as luxury dog treats, environmental campaigners said Tuesday.

Michinoku Farm, a Tokyo-based company, is offering chews made from North Atlantic fin whales on its company website, with the meat described as a "low calorie, low fat, high protein" snack.

http://www.theage.co...0528-2n989.html

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

I don't understand how such an advanced culture with so much technology and societal structures can be so barbaric just under the surface. Japan is like a paradox country

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:16 PM

What is it with the Japanese and whaling?


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

I don't get it. Someone should post ships and shoot the people who shoot at the whales. I'm so sick of this loophole mentality or flat out ignoring bans. Time to show them what NO means! :gun:
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 08:33 AM

Hey guys and gals, read the headline would ya?


Meat from endangered whales caught by Icelandic hunters is being sold in Japan as luxury dog treats, environmental campaigners said Tuesday.

And at the link

"As Iceland prepares to hunt over 180 fin whales in 2013 for this export market, NGOs question the environmental and economic logic of using meat from an endangered species for the manufacture of dog treats."


Japan did not catch these whales, Iceland did. Japan just bought excess meat from them cheap enough to make dog treats.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:07 PM

View Postpsyche101, on 29 May 2013 - 08:33 AM, said:

Hey guys and gals, read the headline would ya?


Meat from endangered whales caught by Icelandic hunters is being sold in Japan as luxury dog treats, environmental campaigners said Tuesday.

And at the link

"As Iceland prepares to hunt over 180 fin whales in 2013 for this export market, NGOs question the environmental and economic logic of using meat from an endangered species for the manufacture of dog treats."


Japan did not catch these whales, Iceland did. Japan just bought excess meat from them cheap enough to make dog treats.
So if I knowingly buy chopped up kidnapped-kid-meat I'm absolved of responsibility because I didn't kidnap them.   Genius.

Iceland needs to be handed its own ass in court along with Japan.

Edited by Yamato, 29 May 2013 - 03:09 PM.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

View PostYamato, on 29 May 2013 - 03:07 PM, said:

So if I buy chopped up kidnapped-kid-meat I'm absolved of responsibility because I didn't kidnap them.   Genius.
What an accurate comparison! :rolleyes:

The Japanese did not do anything illegal.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

Speaking of... Just when dolphins got recognized as non-human persons.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

View Postjpjoe, on 29 May 2013 - 03:11 PM, said:

Speaking of... Just when dolphins got recognized as non-human persons.
By India, not generally.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:16 PM

View PostFLOMBIE, on 29 May 2013 - 03:10 PM, said:

What an accurate comparison! :rolleyes:

The Japanese did not do anything illegal.
Yes they do.  They are criminals, in violation of multiple laws.  The day the Australian Navy shows up on the horizon in front of Hirohito's new fleet is the day Japanese whalers' illegal activities end.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

View PostYamato, on 29 May 2013 - 03:16 PM, said:

Yes they do.  They are criminals, in violation of multiple laws.  The day the Australian Navy shows up on the horizon in front of Hirohito's new fleet is the day Japanese whalers' illegal activities end.
We've had this discussion before. Should I copy and paste the old thread?


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:12 PM

View PostFLOMBIE, on 29 May 2013 - 03:17 PM, said:

We've had this discussion before. Should I copy and paste the old thread?
I'm just making sure we have a consensus here and that you're aware of the color and the letter of the laws that Japan is breaking, which I've pointed out already on prior threads.   If so, there's no need to copy and paste prior threads.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:26 PM

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:12 PM

the dogs don't care how expensive their snack is.  Seems silly to feed them something so exotic and expensive.  A lot like wealthy people eating gold flakes in ice cream.  Showing off.
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Posted 29 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

View PostLava_Lady, on 29 May 2013 - 06:12 PM, said:

the dogs don't care how expensive their snack is.  Seems silly to feed them something so exotic and expensive.  A lot like wealthy people eating gold flakes in ice cream.  Showing off.
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Or consuming shark fin soup at weddings because one day it's going to be 100x more expensive than it is now and it really will be showing off.   "No soup for you!" comes to mind.   It's a great way to indoctrinate people to demand it by entangling it up in the institution of marriage like that.   Why I'll come off as anti-marriage for opposing shark poachers once Asians are indoctrinated enough into eating it.   I couldn't have seen that one coming...

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