Save the whales

Egads. I hope Greenpeace doesn’t shed blood over this. Butch nationalism sucks, wherever it comes from.

The great betrayal: Pro-hunting Japanese seize control of whaling commission
Through a lengthy, covert operation, Japan is poised to seize control of whale hunting — and that spells disaster for the endangered mammal

So why, exactly, is Tokyo so keen on whale hunting?
Ask a Japanese person under 40 how much whale they consume and you’re likely to get a blank look. Most would no more go out of their way to eat whale than a Londoner would to eat jellied eel.

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