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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Almost One-Third of Japanese Whale Kill Was Pregnant

Leave it to the Japanese. Always classy.

From Wildlife Extra....

Of 679 whales reported to have been killed during the 2008-2009 whale hunt in Antarctica, 304 were female. Four of the female whales were lactating, and 192 were pregnant at the time of death. The Japanese government's "Cruise Report" gives gruesome details on the foetuses killed. The four lactating females would each have had a dependent calf that would inevitably have starved to death.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is terrible!!! How it can be, whaling during possible lactation and pregnancy period ????

Anonymous said...

i feel sorry for this. japanese govt never do anything to at least regulate whale huntings.. look at


downtown tokyo

, there are tons of whale restaurants.. and each time childrens talk about whales, they all say they want to eat because people say it is delicious... i dont know when will this end.. poor whales.. i dont like them to bre like the dodos and still want my grandsons to know what whales are..


concerned animal lover