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
"The Cove" and "Food, Inc." up for Academy Awards! »
We reported that they were short-listed and they fucking made it! YES! Our heart belongs to The Cove but we reallllllly hope one of them wins. AND YES, we know the awards are totally ridiculous and the winners are usually just whomever the production companies pimped the most, but it’s still exciting. Pass the popcorn, bitches!
∞ posted at 13:17 by laurahooperb
Go on with your bad selves, animal documentaries! If you haven’t seen them, they’re both well worth it. We’re especially enamored with The Cove. Must see! And maybe if it wins an Oscar, some more fools will see it. Man, I wish we could vote instead of these special committee motherfuckers. WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THEM, PLEASE TELL ME. Oh yes, money and power. Got it.
∞ posted at 13:57 by laurahooperb