How Much Whale Meat Is Stockpiled In Japan?
5 January 2011 - 12:00am
AFP are reporting that the Iruka & Kujira (Dolphin & Whale) Action Network and
journalist Junko Sakuma have estimated that the Japan Government stockpile of whale meat could have reached
6,025 tons, higher than the previous record of 5,969 tons set in April
The article goes onto say that 'The data, if true, might reflect falling demand for whale meat, which
is sourced from Japan's controversial government-run whaling programmes
in waters near Japan and the Antarctic, Kyodo said. The news
agency said that "the finding will likely heighten calls for Tokyo to
review its research whaling programme as it is financed partly by
revenues from sales of the meat as well as state subsidies"'.
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