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Enough of the exceptionalism, J Gov.

It's not for scientific research, or a pressing food need, and most of the planet removed whaling from their culture (yes, we all did it once) decades ago.

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Forgive them (if possible), for they know not what they do...blinded as they are by Greed and ignorance.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

If the Japanese really wanted to eat whale then I could understand this, but they don’t...

15 ( +19 / -4 )

On its way to 'scientific research' no doubt.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

If you paid tax in any kind in Japan you subsidized this industry too.

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/business/global/japanese-subsidies-keep-whaling-industry-afloat-report-says.html

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Cruel nation

6 ( +13 / -7 )

This is still happening?

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Their country, their right to hunt whales and use them for food.

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

HBJ:

On its way to 'scientific research' no doubt.

No. This is a commercial whaling. Japan officially announced to resume a commercial whaling after withdrawing from IWC last year, thereby making them no longer subjected to IWC rules.

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You go to the beach there are some private own restaurant that servers whale meat. In Chiba there is a whale butchering dock. Not rare at all. My Japanese in-laws had some the other day. I unfortunately do not have any taste buds for whale meat but Maguro yummy.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

Nothing wrong with a bit of sustainable whaling, and seriously, of course some Japanese people are eating it. Some keen foreigners too

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Nothing wrong with a bit of sustainable whaling, and seriously, of course some Japanese people are eating it. Some keen foreigners too

There is EVERYTHING wrong with 'sustainable' whaling... whales should have the same protection as the Great Apes, elephants. They are the only sentient beings not protected worldwide. Japan (and Norway) need to stop this NOW!

7 ( +12 / -5 )

Come on. Time to get off the arcane colonial bandwagon.

The important thing is that use of natural resources by us humans, be sustainable. Don’t catch too many, where too many is defined as being an amount that would reduce the sizes of these natural resources to levels that are below those which would be able to sustain high levels of harvest, while taking into account uncertainties. E.g. be conservative. That’s what conservation is all about.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

No problem with Japan harvesting what is in their waters. Minke are not an endangered species.

Happy they are out of the Southern Ocean and not pretending to conduct "research".

Everyone giving the stink eye, I hope none of you eat any meat or you are being hypocritical.

There is EVERYTHING wrong with 'sustainable' whaling... whales should have the same protection as the Great Apes, elephants. They are the only sentient beings not protected worldwide. Japan (and Norway) need to stop this NOW!

You know they cull elephants right? And practically all mammals are sentient. Some fishes too.

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

Disgusting. Such a kind country.

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Come on. Time to get off the arcane colonial bandwagon.

‘Arcane’?

The point being made is that elephants, great apes and cetaceans are creatures with levels of intelligence and social bonds in some ways comparable to our own. There is an argument that they deserve rights in some ways comparable to our own. I’m not 100% convinced by it ( where do we draw the line? ), but it hasn’t got anything to do with a colonialist mindset.

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The options they choose are to moan about what people Of other cultures decide to eat, and they have a right to that opinion. It does strike one as entirely spurious at best, though, given there is always a counter to any justification they offer for thinking whales and elephants are whatever they happen to not eat are “special”

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

I don't why JT thinks a picture of animal cruelty and abuse is appropriate to post! Shame on you!

0 ( +6 / -6 )

Better to catch one before China does.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

No longer scientific research because Japan is out of IWC.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

What a sickening photo.

9 ( +14 / -5 )

There's nothing wrong with it. We're catching fish and eat them , what's d difference with catching & eating the small and big fish .. they fished anyway in within their boundaries. i love Japan ✌

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Well, it's country, it's culture.. Sorry no bonus..

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Minke whale is on the least concerned list, which means they are not endangered species. Hunting them to keep their numbers controlled is the best way to keep them healthy.

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THE END

-9 ( +0 / -9 )

Nothing wrong with a bit of sustainable whaling, and seriously, of course some Japanese people are eating it. Some keen foreigners too

I agree, it’s their country and culture, we shouldn’t tell them what to eat, I know I wouldn’t ant anyone telling me what to eat. Their choice, more power to them.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Yep, nothing wrong with eating whale. I just love getting my daily allowance of heavy metals. Mercury's the best! Throw in a plastic bag or two.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Well, eating plastic is certainly wrong, you should stop it

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