Japan whaling ships leave for Antarctic hunt

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  1. t_co

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    Japan whaling ships leave for Antarctic hunt

    Just an FYI - even though Japan caught only 1/8th of its self-declared whaling 'quota' last year, it still had trouble selling off all the meat. The government would up having to subsidize the retail process... and it looks like it will do again this year.

    Over 70% of Japanese don't like whaling. My question is why does the GoJ still do this? It's internationally and domestically unpopular, unprofitable, costs political capital...

    Then again, governments around the world commit to stupid policies for no reason, so maybe we should not be surprised.
     
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    Hate to agree with you! :fear:

    Yep, this is indeed one of those cases were the Japanese are really wrong, with no disclaimers whatsoever. It is a practice that can have no justification in this age.
     
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