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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Japan's Bizarre Whale "Research"

Scientists in Australia have conducted a study on Japanese whaling "research" papers, and have found them to be both strange and essentially useless.

Some of the experiments involved injecting dead minke sperm into cow eggs, others attempt to produce test-tube whale babies and thawing frozen whale sperm to see if it remained fertile.

Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research also injected cow and pig egg cells with minke cells as part of its whaling program.

Uh, yeah. That's real groundbreaking stuff there.

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