Japanese Company To Stop Selling Pet Food Made From Fin Whales

argylesock says… According to this article, Japanese people aren’t eating so much whale meat now. So it’s being sold as luxury dog food. I’m glad one company has now stopped selling this product but others are still selling whale meat for dogs in Japan.

Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

The Guardian 2013-05-30: Michinoku Farm had been advertising jerky-like snacks for dogs made from North Atlantic fin whales at risk of extinction Icelandic whalers cut up a fin whale on board a boat owned by Hvalur, which exports the meat to Japan. Photograph: Halldor Kolbeins/AFP/Getty Images A Japanese firm has stopped selling luxury pet food made from endangered fin whales, following a campaign by conservation groups. Michinoku Farm, based in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, had advertised jerky-like snacks for dogs made from North Atlantic fin whales imported from Iceland. The treats were removed from its website hours after… more »

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/30/japanese-firm-endangered-whale-pet-treats

 

Icelandic whalers cut up a fin whale on board a boat owned by Hvalur which exports the meat to JapanPhoto : Getty Images

 

 

View original post

Advertisements

About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
This entry was posted in fish and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s