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post #121 of 162
The Sea Shepard group really give environmentalists a bad name.

I have a hard time understanding why anyone needs to eat an animal that is endangered. It just seems thoughtless and selfish. I imagine whale tastes fine, but as others said it is nothing remarkable.

Increasingly it seems as though through technology and our population humans have the ability to influence and shape the planet more than ever before. IMHO opinion this should mean people and governments act with restraint to conserve our resources. I am by no means a tree hugger, but I do enjoy the ocean, nature etc. and I would prefer to have that preserved over the option of a small group of people having the choice to eat an unremarkable type of meat.
post #122 of 162
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Hey quevola, why don't you tone it down a bit partner

Ha, you are just trying to egg me on aren't you? Nope, I won't do it.
post #123 of 162
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Where does one get a fry pan large enough to hold strips of whale bacon?

They`re just thinly sliced pieces. I guess you could cook them up in a pan, but I think most of the time there is no cooking involved.



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I have a hard time understanding why anyone needs to eat an animal that is endangered. It just seems thoughtless and selfish. I imagine whale tastes fine, but as others said it is nothing remarkable.

Well, depending on who you ask, Minke whale is not really endangered and the current annual allocation is very limited anyway. From the endangered point of view, whales and dolphins are probably not top priority. With the sushi boom all over the world, maybe we should be more worried about tuna or other fish, but I guess since Americans now eat sushi too, everyone understands.
post #124 of 162
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The Sea Shepherd first claimed their speedboat, Ady Gil, was purposely rammed by the Shonan Maru 2 while stationary in the water. Hmmm interesting claim especially when the telltale wakes in videos released by both the Japanese and Sea Shepherd Society indicate otherwise. In a telephone interview with a TV news station, Paul Watson, then claimed the Ady Gil was in reverse. Again, the videos show the Ady Gil moving forward.

The top speed of the Ady Gil is 45 knots or 52 mph. The top speed of the Shonan Maru 2 is 12 knots or about 14 mph. If one really understands the capabilities of each ship, it is very difficult to comprehend how the Shonan Maru 2 would be able to launch an "unprovoked" ramming of the much more quicker and agile Ady Gil. It's more likely the captain of the Ady Gil either deliberately crashed his vessel in an attempt to gain public sympathy or he grossly miscalculated an attempt to make a run just before the bow of the larger ship.
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Unexpected behaviour, perhaps?

Only if the crew of the Ady Gil were too doped up smoking weed in their cabins. As stated, the Shonan Maru 2 moves with a top speed of only 14 mph versus the Ady Gil's 52 mph. Do the math
post #125 of 162
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There are probably 500k to 1 million southern minke whales.

The Japanese kill like 500 per year. I don't see why people get their nuts in such a bunch over it.

We actually agree here, which is strange for me.

These guys [the Sea Shepards] are eco terrorist douchenozzles. I have absolutely no sympathy for them, and I'm even more bothered by the fact that seemingly rational people support a completely irrational "LOL whatever stops whaling!!!!" mindset when it comes to this topic.

There's actually some significant research coming out of the whaling as well, but the research from both sides is difficult to trust. One thing that's certain though, is that the southern Minke whale's population can support the amount of whale hunting that goes on.
post #126 of 162
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I have a hard time understanding why anyone needs to eat an animal that is endangered.

Because if they dont hurry up and eat them now they may never get the chance!
post #127 of 162
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I hope there isn't another whale behind him
post #128 of 162
I'm obviously biased pro-Japanese, but these anti-whaling dorks really get on my nerves and have done so for years. I like animals as much as the next guy, but the Japanese society and culture in general are a hundred quadrillion times more conservationist, recycling, caring for their environment, conservative with waste, etc. than the USA. I know; I live in both places. I don't endorse whaling, overall, (personally, whale tastes like shit) but it really bothers me when there are any 500 kids in any large US Midwest City that get the shit kicked out of them and don't get a decent meal each day and yet these dumbasses are bugging JAPAN about fucking whales. I can understand why Japan would be irritated about this; it would be like a 1000 pound man on a flat-bed pickup truck blocking YOU (who are 140 pounds and 5'10" tall) from trying to go to McDonalds to get some Chicken Nuggets.
post #129 of 162
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Because if they dont hurry up and eat them now they may never get the chance!

post #130 of 162
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What would a whale say if it could talk? "Fish taste good. I like to swim. Dont eat me. Bye." Is this worth dissappointing thousands of japanese schoolchildren?

Are you trying to tell me most CE posters are actually whales?
post #131 of 162
Bears, I think.
post #132 of 162
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They're insane: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Globa...panese-whalers

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On Friday, Sea Shepherd filed a legal complaint against the Japanese whaling fleet in the Netherlands, where Mr. Watson's flagship, the Steve Irwin, is registered. "We filed a complaint for criminal prosecution with our prosecutor, requesting the start of an investigation into what we consider to be a crime -- piracy, actually -- committing violence on the high seas," Liesbeth Zegveld, a legal adviser for the group, told Reuters.
post #133 of 162
Who wants to be the financial backing for a maritime security company who's goal is to prevent eco terrorists from performing these illegal, racist, and unethical acts of vigilatism against the Japanese fishing vessels. I bet that we could talk the Japanese Govt. into paying a nice chunk of change to us to run interference between the fishing vessels and these scumbag pieces of shit.

I'm thinking we'll need a few speedboats of our own, a few zodiacs. Some tow cables, net guns, pepper spray paintball cannons, a submarine, and a few ex-SEALs.
post #134 of 162
slim, cool avatar. blue ringed octopus, right?
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Japanese were against us in WW2. Never forget.

This.
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