A mother and its calf, senselessly killed to make cheap meat.
I was going to write a huge post about whaling. But then I thought, look at the picture, and is it really necessary to have much explanation?
Japan says it’s just like killing any other fish. As far as I’m aware, you don’t normally kill fish by impaling them with an explosive-packed harpoon, then forcing them to suffer a prolonged, agonizing death.
Take a look at this video too – it’s only 80 seconds long. Remember that a lot of that meat ends up in children’s school dinners.
This year more than any in the past, there is really starting to be a big anti-whaling movement, lead to a large degree by the commendable Australian government. Be part of something big – change the world.
The most important thing is to get out and do something about it. Email your local government representative, wherever in the world you live. Join campaigns such as Greenpeace’s, where it takes literally 20 seconds to tell the Japanese government what you think of them (click here). Spread the word, tell your friends and family. Don’t just sit there and moan about it.