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(Washington Post)   Biggest threat to Japanese whaling is not declining numbers of the stock, pressure from Greenpeace or western outrage about annual bloody slaughter: it's that fewer and fewer Japanese want to eat whale   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 15
    More: Obvious, Japanese, Japanese whaling, Japan, Sea Shepherd, Ministry Of Agriculture, International Court of Justice, whaling, International Whaling Commission  
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2014-03-27 09:03:45 AM
Certainly it's not declining stock, because whale populations have rebounded since the end of the illegal Soviet slaughter of whales.

Seriously, they killed way more than they reported.  At least the Japanese are and were relatively honest.

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/publications/docs/soviet_whaling_the_devil_ is _in_the_details.pdf

See page 15 for the table of the number they reported and the number they actually killed.
 
2014-03-27 09:08:06 AM
I'm okay with that.
 
2014-03-27 09:20:46 AM
I've had whale, its delicious.

It tastes a lot like baby seal.
 
2014-03-27 09:39:41 AM

vernonFL: I've had whale, its delicious.

It tastes a lot like baby seal.


Plus, whales try harder because they know they need to make up for their lack of a conventionally "attractive" body type.  So they're more willing to do things like oral and anal.
 
2014-03-27 09:59:20 AM

vernonFL: I've had whale, its delicious.

It tastes a lot like baby seal.


See this is why I know you're a liar.

Baby seal meat is tough and rubbery. Whale meat on the other hand is sweet and juicy. It's a little bite of heaven. Still not as good as baby elephant though, which is really hard to find nowadays, apparently everyone's so wrapped up in the ivory trade they don't stop to get the good cuts.
 
2014-03-27 10:02:37 AM

dittybopper: At least the Japanese are and were relatively honest.


By which you mean they get around IWC whaling restrictions by killing whales under the auspices of "whale research"?
 
2014-03-27 10:04:55 AM
Good.
 
2014-03-27 10:06:46 AM
Twenty-one-year-old news is so exciting!
 
2014-03-27 10:12:19 AM
Whale tastes like fishy steak.  A good steak.

But if the Japanese want to eat less whale, that's probably a good thing.  I can't think of how whale overpopulation would be a bad thing, and it's not like whales and humans are competing for the same type of food.
 
2014-03-27 11:14:36 AM

RexTalionis: dittybopper: At least the Japanese are and were relatively honest.

By which you mean they get around IWC whaling restrictions by killing whales under the auspices of "whale research"?


They still *REPORT* them accurately.

Unlike the Soviets, who killed 48,721 Humpbacks and only reported killing 2,710 of them to the IWC, for example.

That's the real crime.
 
2014-03-27 11:30:50 AM
I saw "whaling" in the headline and came for the BBW porn.

/leaving disappointed
 
2014-03-27 12:02:22 PM
Whale meat is tough, stringy and bad in quality.

Give me a good steak any day.
 
2014-03-27 03:18:51 PM
It turns out feeding people meat loaded with mercury and toxins is bad for business.
 
2014-03-27 05:14:54 PM
ww1.hdnux.com

Basic Economics: Supply and Demand
 
2014-03-27 07:51:53 PM
Whale is terrible to eat.

so is dolphin.


Japanese didn't eat these much until there was a big campaign after WWII to get the population to eat anything to improve their protein intake.  So they told everyone that it was actually a delicious treat and patriotic to eat it.

both taste awful in my opinion.
 
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