Whale Wars... The Saga Continues...

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    http://www.sinodefenceforum.com/members-club-room/japanese-sinks-stealth-boat-whale-wars-4861.html

    I love this show!

    Whale Wars on the Animal Planet just started a new series called Whale Wars Viking Shores. I guess the people behind the show don't want to look racist so they started a new show over the campaign against whaling around the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. For the last several seasons they made the Japanese look like diabolical monsters. Just saw the first episode and they probably wished they were vacationing in Japan. The only time you saw them crying before was over whales. Now they're crying over fear for their lives. No wonder people think China's gender imbalance is going to create a violent male society. They must be looking at themselves and how they act without a gender imbalance as an example. Rowdy drunk young people harassing them at dock... great TV. They also had a single episode special on stopping Bluefin Tuna fishing in the Mediterranean. There the fisherman threw a lot more objects back than the Japanese and deployed some of the same sabotage tactics against them. The Japanese were puppy dogs compared to what the whale activists have been dealing with here.

    I don't know how long this version will last because I know a new season against Japanese whaling is coming in June I think. This time they're depolying UAVs against Japanese whalers.
     
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    I'd have to admit I love my whale sashimi. it's a welcome change from your regular tapas.
     
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    Or go to Lofoten and try a whale burger. Mmmm, delicious!

    Seriously, as long as whale is hunted responsibly, I don't see why it would be such a bad thing. Sure, you might not want to eat it yourself, just like most people wouldn't want to eat cats or dogs, but that doesn't mean it's up to you to decide what other people should eat. You know, I don't eat McDonald's burgers because I don't think they taste that good. But you don't see me raiding McDonald's restaurants because I think it's my right to stop other people from enjoying it as well. As long as they don't exterminate cows to produce them, they're welcome to make as many burgers as they please. If I really want McDonald's out of my country, I'd rather start an ad campaign to make people stop eating it. The rest will go automatically.
     
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    I have not tried whale burger. Lofoten is in Norway? I can imagine them though but would prefer them fresh and rare or medium rare. Probably beat out having to eat hormone tainted meat and pink slime. Won't try to stop others from eating it though. The selfish side of me tells me that I can get more of the good stuff. Just our secret.

    Of course I would also not want whales to be hunted down to extinction, Not good at all.
     
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    Fortunately theres only a small consumer market for whale. Several hundered million a billion even, could alter the potential survival of the whale.
     
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    One of the reasons why I think whale consumption is a really bad idea is the potentially high levels of mercury in it, being high level consumers/predators and all...
     
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    That's a possibility. Good Observation.
     
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    If you watched The Cove, they discussed mercury levels in dolphin meat which Japanese fishing companies label as whale meat because it's cheaper but higher levels of mercury.
     
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    Ocean Predators specially those with extended life scan will accumulate a higher level of mercury. I remember some dubious companies got caught selling dolphin meat as whale meat. Dolphin meat are considered more toxic because they accumulate more industrial-type mercury although the whaie presumably lives longer.
     
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    They just started a new season of the regular Whale Wars against the Japanese. Now they're upping the drama. In the tease for future episodes, you see Paul Watson, their leader, look like he's taking down someone on his bridge making it look that the Captain is repelling Japanese invaders boarding his ship. Who knows what it'll actually turn out to be. Maybe one of the crew tripped at his feet. Or they staged a fake boarding. After all the one and only time he decides to wear a bullet proof vest in the past he claims he was shot at and struck by a bullet. How convenient he had a bullet proof vest on.
     
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