Regarding the Feb. 17 article “Activists win; whale hunt halts in Antarctic“: This is excellent news! Finally the Fisheries Agency is seeing sense by suspending the Antarctic Ocean hunt (because of obstruction by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessels), after hunters killed just 30 of the target of 945 whales. This ensures that the Japanese public won’t have to spend more tax revenue storing unsellable whale meat. However, the slack may be taken up by relabeling mercury-tainted dolphin meat — a result of the annual slaughter in Wakayama Prefecture, depicted in the documentary film “The Cove.”
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