30% of Whales Killed are Pregnant.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 3, 2009
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From the Department of WTF

Supersize-Me Sushi: the hunting of (pregnant) whales continues.

Whales have always been my favorite animal. They’re amazing, majestic, peaceful, powerful. Their singing (see video, below) is particularly haunting.

whale sushi

I remember in first grade a big moment for me, when I realized I might be good in school, was when I talked about the waters running red because of whaling, and my teacher was impressed and told my mom.


Below, the dark side of Japan’s famous love for all things water-dwelling.

When it comes to pregnant whales, I’m firmly pro-life. Excerpt:

Of 679 whales reported to have been killed during the 2008-2009 whale hunt in Antarctica, 304 were female. Four of the female whales were lactating, and 192 were pregnant at the time of death. The Japanese government’s “Cruise Report” gives gruesome details on the fetuses killed...for more, click here and digg if you can, or click the below image.

pregnant whales

Whales have always been my favorite animal, even more than tigers…squirrels…and, yeah, elephants. Videos:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


One Response to “30% of Whales Killed are Pregnant.”

  1. yeye says:

    Must see OPS documentary "Cape"…can't remember the name, but is about DOLPHINS ~