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Endangered whale used for Japan dog treats


Posted on Wednesday, 29 May, 2013 | Comment icon 71 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Campaigners have revealed that a rare species of Icelandic whale is being used in Japanese dog treats.

A Tokyo-based company has generated concern among environmentalists after it was discovered that meat from an endangered whale species was being sold as luxury dog treats in Japan. The chews made from North Atlantic fin whales are being described as a "low calorie, low fat, high protein" snack.

"The most likely reason for shops to sell the whale meat dog treat is to target affluent Japanese who want to show off their wealth with something different," said campaigner Nanami Kurasawa.

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

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Comment icon #62 Posted by Yamato on 30 May, 2013, 7:20
Jus trying to help you understand my post after you made an inaccurate accusation. Which you did. Has it not cleared that up for you? Damn you are hard work, if you would only read in full before replying.......... Well it has not worked in the entire history of it's existence. Embarrassing Japanese pride does. You go with what works. The Sea Shepherd was not mentioned in the post you replied to at all. A tactic they used was. Slow down a little more and you will be getting entire posts, which will be a step forward for both of us. That's what you call abuse? Rather effeminate are we? Easily u... [More]
Comment icon #63 Posted by Yamato on 30 May, 2013, 7:22
THE LAW agrees with me. The Maps come form the Australian Government Website!!!!!! Good God man!! You did not even bother to click the link did you? You just saw maps that refute the Sovereign rhetoric you have been spouting and went into defence mode! No matter WHAT PARTY is in power this LAW stands. Do you get that? No matter the outcome of the next election, those maps do not change. The information I gave you is over and above someone's opinion! I do not care about opinion, and it seems neither do you? I don't care about microanalyzing Australian politics. I'm not limiting your search to a... [More]
Comment icon #64 Posted by psyche101 on 30 May, 2013, 7:24
"Elections are coming up." Well there's a great excuse for having no figure from Australia who publicly agrees with you. They cost us money, and the PM, as much of a post turtle that she is, even she had to say these men are acting badly: Japanese authorities have decided not to press charges against the three men. With an Australian customs boat setting off on a journey of several days to reach the Shonan Maru 2, Gillard warned that the rescue should not encourage activists to continue breaking the law in their demonstrations. “Let me make it clear that the conduct of these three Australian m... [More]
Comment icon #65 Posted by Yamato on 30 May, 2013, 7:26
They cost us money, and the PM, as much of a post turtle that she is, even she had to say these men are acting badly: Japanese authorities have decided not to press charges against the three men. With an Australian customs boat setting off on a journey of several days to reach the Shonan Maru 2, Gillard warned that the rescue should not encourage activists to continue breaking the law in their demonstrations. “Let me make it clear that the conduct of these three Australian men, in my view, is unacceptable,” Gillard was quoted as saying in the Australian. Earlier this week, Sea Shepherd founder... [More]
Comment icon #66 Posted by psyche101 on 30 May, 2013, 7:41
I have no idea what inaccurate accusation you're talking about. That you think personal opinion trumps law. Whether or not Japanese pride gets embarrassed is incidental to me. They're not the only ones with pride, if that's what even matters. Japan can't get anywhere near even half of its own self-imposed quota of whale harvest precisely because we're "going with what works", thanks. Why are the Japanese Whaling Yam? Japanese Culture and Pride This history is an important part of why the Japanese continue to hunt whales. Attempts to stop the nation's whaling are perceived by many as a threat t... [More]
Comment icon #67 Posted by psyche101 on 30 May, 2013, 7:44
"Elections are coming up." Well there's a great excuse for having no figure from Australia who publicly agrees with you. With a TV show misrepresenting the situation, and this particular Government knowing the peoples addiction to electronic media, seeming as that is how they managed to get elected, you really think that is far fetched do you?
Comment icon #68 Posted by psyche101 on 30 May, 2013, 7:45
Those maps from the Australian government do not oppose or obstruct a single word I've said. They defy your mythical claims about Sovereignty and the Japanese whaling in Australian Waters. Like I said, can you show me on that map where Whaling is taking place within Australian waters? No, you cannot. Because the claim is not true. The areas you have claimed are no more our waters than I own moon land.
Comment icon #69 Posted by Yamato on 30 May, 2013, 9:56
They defy your mythical claims about Sovereignty and the Japanese whaling in Australian Waters. Like I said, can you show me on that map where Whaling is taking place within Australian waters? No, you cannot. Because the claim is not true. The areas you have claimed are no more our waters than I own moon land. You wish I cannot, but I already have earlier this year, and since then another bad case of amnesia has returned. The lines on those government maps you just made such a big deal about and somehow still think disturbed a word I said were also breached by the illegal Japanese whalers. You... [More]
Comment icon #70 Posted by Yamato on 30 May, 2013, 10:04
That you think personal opinion trumps law. I "think" that the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary exists, and that Japan whales in it. All this ugly banter about the article's wording, the title, Australian government maps of the EEZ, Greenpeace, New Zealand, the elections coming up, and all the "you you you you you" BS that has nothing to do with me or anything I said, notwithstanding.
Comment icon #71 Posted by Saru on 30 May, 2013, 14:15
Can we try to keep the discussion civil and free of personal attacks. Thank you.


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