No wonder killer whales have been getting testy. They know what’s up. The team behind Oscar-winning documentary The Cove brought in their undercover cameras to catch a high-end sushi restaurant in Santa Monica serving whale meat, and if there’s one, who knows how many others are doing it too. Someone give these vegans another Oscar. Or a fucking medal. Because this shit isn’t just outrageous, it’s illegal:
Last week, several federal agents, including one from the Border Patrol and one who speaks Japanese, joined their team. Once again, the chef and wait staff more than once identified the meat as whale, the affidavit said, and it may have been obtained from a Mercedes parked behind the restaurant.
Armed with a search warrant, federal officials on Friday went searching for evidence from the restaurant, including marine mammal parts as well as various records and documents. The possession or sale of marine mammals is a violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and can lead to a year in prison and a fine of $20,000.
Buying illegal whale meat out of a trunk parked in a back alley? SKETCHY. Time to reevaluate your lives, fuckfaces. IN PRISON.
Whales are having a seriously bad month. Because now the National government in New Zealand wants to join Japan’s illegal death party and lift its own restrictions on whaling. Really New Zealand? What happened to you? After years of being a leader in the fight to end whale hunting, now you’re trotting out the same old excuses of “but we neeeeeeed to do this for scientific research”? Right. And if a few extra “research” whales just happen to fall off a truck on their way to Santa Monica, then, well, waste not, want not! It’s “eco-meat!”
[Correction: New Zealand wants to bring back commercial whaling, not just expand “research” whaling. So it’s EVEN WORSE.]
∞ posted at 13:16 by stevesimitzis