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.
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 »
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