You Can’t Have Recess Until You Finish Your Whale: Japan Feeding Whale Meat To Schoolchildren

The Japanese continue their efforts to undermine or eliminate the moratorium on hunting whales, including allegations of bribing officials from other countries. What is fascinating is that the government’s obsession with killing whales has not diminished despite falling appetites in Japan for whale meat. Unwilling to allow its population’s tastes to change with the world around it, the government is now feeding whale meat to school children.

Japan has been increasing its killing of whales under the guise of research which now appears to involve school children.

“Of about 29,600 public elementary and junior high schools nationwide offering lunches for students, 5,355 schools, or 18 percent, responded they had served whale meat in their lunches at least once in fiscal 2009 through March 2010.”

The Institute of Cetacean Research (which is the body that kills whales in the name of research) has now aligned itself with an army of Lunch Ladies to instill a taste for whale in kids — offering the meat at one-third of the market price.

Source: Japan Times

Jonathan Turley

17 thoughts on “You Can’t Have Recess Until You Finish Your Whale: Japan Feeding Whale Meat To Schoolchildren”

  1. The Cove had some interesting information on dolphin hunting. It’s the same basic idea: mass killings, and then when not knowing what to do with some meat nobody wants, give it to schools for free, disregarding health issues.

  2. Tootie: The Institute for Cretin Research is a subsidiary of Fox News. They specialize in stories about scary foreigners and all those “different” people that their viewers need to fear and hate.

  3. Tootie,

    Letters of marque are for the purposes of defending the nation against an enemy attacking us . . . Letters of Marque are used to avoid all out war.

    Actually, the most common use of letters of marque was to attack the commercial shipping interests of a nation with which you were already at war. Surely you can see that letters of marque are not an effective way to avoid a war — they are going to seriously piss off the country whose shipping you are attacking.

    Did you just discover what letters of marque were and needed to show off? . . . Are you saying we might start a war with Japan . . . ? If so you would confirm my believe that leftists are blood-thirsty war-mongers and worse than people who eat whales.

    Since you seemed to think I was showing off my by bringing up the “esoteric” (*cough* Article I, Section 8 *cough*) concept of letters of marque, let me give you a link that might help you out in the future: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperbole

  4. Whale Wars!

    Here’s our brainy, reclusive whale researchers blasting their water cannon and sounding that annoying wave gun as they run over the dead in the water Sea Shepherd craft, the Ady Gil. What part of the scientific method is this?

  5. James: Why letters of marque? Did you just discover what letters of marque were and needed to show off?

    Letters of marque are for the purposes of defending the nation against an enemy attacking us, not for defending whales from friendly nations who are not attacking us.

    Letters of Marque are used to avoid all out war.
    Are you saying we might start a war with Japan over this such that we should avoid it by using letters of marque? If so you would confirm my believe that leftists are blood-thirsty war-mongers and worse than people who eat whales.

  6. I scanned the article and read it too quickly. I thought it read “The Institute for Cretin Research”.

    However apt my mistake may be in this case, I need to slow it down a bit.

  7. One can only hope that the remaining whale populations evolve enough to hunt the Japanese and feed them to their young for lunch.

  8. After reading this story I want the U.S. government to start issuing letters of marque against Japanese whaling vessels.

  9. One of my favorite album titles was Jim Capaldi’s “Whale Meet Again”. (My personal favorite was from a group called Orphan, whose LP was titled “More Orphan Than Not.”)

    …no circumstances, however dismal, will ever be considered a sufficient excuse for the admission of that last and saddest evidence of intellectual poverty, the Pun.
    – Mark Twain, a Biography

  10. Does it taste like chicken? Now a society that pays a premium on eating the testicles of an exotic animal gives me concern….what if they liked you?

  11. I suppose that women should give up the use of makeup immediately. And I was told by a nurse that carmack for cold sores is whale sperm…..now I know why I have never used it…..

  12. Hey … our government thinks ketchup is a vegetable for children … who are we to point fingers?

    (I’m against killing whales)

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