Eating Whales

News today that various countries are going to start up whaling again kinda breaks my heart. Maybe I am jut a hopeless mammal-loving kind of person, but it makes me sad. And, as this article points out, it is also unfortunate that whale burgers are back in high demand.

A Japanese fast food chain estimates that demand will be so high that it will sell 200 whale burgers a day. The chain, Lucky Pierrot (that doesn’t sound very Japanese?), runs 10 shops in the northern island of Hokkaido, and will use the mean minke whales caught under Japan’s controversial research whaling program. The burgers are said to taste a lot like beef. No word on whether the burger will be called the McMoby.