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2 Japanese chefs in U.S. plead guilty to serving whale meat

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Glad they were caught doing this in the US. Chances are they might actually be punished. Hope Typhoon Restaurant Inc. is shut down and people imprisoned as well.

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I'm sure they'll have a whale of a time in federal prison.

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Aren't the customers who ate the whale meat just as guilty?

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

That case was some years, remember when it came to hlight.

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If you can't do the time in prison, don't serve the cetacean, as my Mom used to tell me.

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Whatever happened to "Do as the Romans do" that the Japanese so preach about? They never follow any rules of their guest country.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

What a stealth sting! Activists posing as customers! Really? Could think of more worthwhile busts than this one.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

A Japanese restaurant named "the hump" what else could they have been serving? *In a non-"dirty" connotation.

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I can hear the whaling from the showers already.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Bring the to jail and don't let them see the sunlight for couple of years! Justice for the whales!

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

They were serving it in the name of science!

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All they had to do is say NO comprehende! and they would have been excused!! It seems to work in the US.

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I love eating whale meat!

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Where are the pro whalers now?

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dude whale meat doesnt even taste good. if you are going to break the law at least make it something tasty!

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how dare the cali authorities interrupt important scientific research. this will set back our knowledge about endangered whale species by years.

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JimizoFeb. 11, 2014 - 09:12PM JST

I can hear the whaling from the showers already.

Rape humour?

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U.S. no understand Japanese culture :(

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i went to a restaurant with a Japanese family and they fed me whale; the other Japanese people I was with watched me eat it knowing full well that I was heavily against whale consumption. I thought it was kara-age; when I found out what it really was, I felt like I could vomit then and there.

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@Bob Sneider, did you complain to your friends or just laugh along with them about the joke?

There is a difference, If you go along with it or not.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

4 years in federal prison is too extreme!

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