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July 3, 2009

30% of Whales Killed are Pregnant.

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.

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.

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

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