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Endangered Whale Meat Sold on Yahoo! Japan | Care2 Healthy Living

Endangered Whale Meat Sold on Yahoo! Japan | Care2 Healthy Living

A report from the non-governmental organization, Environmental Investigation Agency, says over 130 tons of Icelandic fin whale meat has been transported to Japan and is being sold on Yahoo! Japan. “At a time when the US Government is applying international pressure to force an end to Iceland’s whaling and international trade, Yahoo! Japan is effectively encouraging further hunting of the species by selling endangered fin whale meat products on its website,” said Clare Perry who works for EIA. (Source: Seattle Post-Intelligence ) Fin whales live in waters in many parts of the world and there are separate populations by ocean and by region. Some of their populations have been driven to very low numbers and others are believed to be at somewhat sustainable levels. Because of the variance in population levels and wide distribution, a number of estimates have been made, but som...

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