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Monday, June 20, 2005

Whale Whopper Burgers

Recent days have seen renewed publicity from a number of sources concerning the practice of slaughtering whales carried out by Japanese firms, using the plainly fraudulent excuse of 'scientific research.' It seems Japan has cleverly used it's foreign aid to small countries to ensure it is able to stack the International Wailing Commission with enough friendly faces to get some decisions made the way Japan wants them made. The 'save the whales' brigade is marshalling its forces for a valiant rear guard action, aimed at preventing an increase in the bogus 'scientific' harvest of Minky whales and horror of horrors, a return to commercial whaling.

At the risk of receiving truckloads of steaming raw sewerage poured over my head from a great height, I must say I have never understood why whales should be excluded from use by Mankind as a source of protein, fat and anything else which might be useful. I fully support a moratorium on the harvesting of certain species in the event they are over-harvested and as a result are put at risk. However, I don't recall any fuss being made about the over-fishing of North Sea Cod to the degree that there are probably less cod left than there are whales. So, why are whales more deserving than Cod? Is it because they squeak to each other? Is it because they make Greenies feel good about being Greenies?

Further more, I don't know why we should object to slaughtering and eating a few laviathon mammals when we have happily slaughtered and eaten nearly every other thing which moves. Just think about all those nice cute cuddly little lambsies and calfies. What about all those wonderfully attractive polled angus two and a half year old heifers and steers, cut off in their prime to provide hamburgers for left wingers? No longer can we drive out into the country and see them gambolling on the grassy knolls in the afternoon sun. (the heifers and steers, that is)

I say it's time to stop the nonsense and recognise that whales are a resource, just like all other animals. They should be used for the benfit of Mankind, whether it be for whale watching businesses or for the manufacture of gorgeous, tasty, blubber drenched whaleburgers. What price a Whale of a Whopper?

Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 6/20/2005 12:13:00 PM

11 Comments:

Blogger Roger said...

I am against whaling as I am against suffering. The footage I have seen is of whales thrashing about in litres of their own blood with harpones buried in them administering electric jolts. Not exactly a pretty picture. Plus, it takes around 3o minutes to kill a whale, and one imagines that for the full 30 minutes there is some extreme suffering involved. I don't know what "research" is so important to warrant such barbarism.

6/20/2005 04:35:00 PM  
Blogger Roger said...

that should be "harpoons".

6/20/2005 04:36:00 PM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Roger, if what you say is correct then indeed the practice is barbaric. It must not be beyond the wit of Man to devise a system of quick slaughter.

6/20/2005 04:56:00 PM  
Blogger Kimble said...

Why not grow them in captivity, with feeding tubes pumping in steroids and just keep them drugged up on goof balls all the time? That would be more humane, surely?

BTW Adolf, whopper has an H.

6/20/2005 06:11:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

Look, guys, what about the whales that routinely offer themselves up via beaching? They just flop onto beaches on-masse. Can't let that go to waste.

6/20/2005 06:31:00 PM  
Blogger Kent Brockman said...

Since the greenies are so vigorously opposed it must be a good thing.

6/20/2005 07:38:00 PM  
Blogger Roger said...

The slaughter of whales is not the only barbarism that the Japanese partake in, see here for more:
http://www.seashepherd.org/taiji/taiji_ruthless_killing.html

6/20/2005 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Lucyna said...

They also serve live fish that have been expertly skinned, straight to your table. Or so a friend tells me who has visited there. He got a bit of a fright when a raw fish on his table arched.

6/20/2005 09:18:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

I'm totally against elephants, whales and dolphins being killed.

I don't think humans should be killed either.

6/21/2005 12:35:00 AM  
Blogger Roger said...

So if cows had fins and could swim would you be against them being killed zentiger?

6/21/2005 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger Kimble said...

mmmm... elephant

6/21/2005 11:09:00 AM  

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