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Thread: Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

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    Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale | Reuters



    (Reuters) - A California sushi chef and the restaurant in which he worked have been charged with illegally serving meat from an endangered Sei whale, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

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    Kiyoshiro Yamamoto, 45, and the parent company of the popular restaurant The Hump in Santa Monica were charged late on Wednesday with violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act which makes it illegal to sell any kind of whale meat.

    The case stemmed from informants who ordered whale meat at the restaurant in October 2009 and evolved into a sting operation by U.S. wildlife and customs officials who observed whale meat being served at the restaurant last week.

    "Someone should not be able to walk into a restaurant and order a plate of an endangered species," U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr. said in a statement.



    I'd eat it.
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    Re: Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    I would try it at least once to see if I like it or maybe a whale steak.
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    Re: Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    I would not. Whales are sentient mammals, it would be like eating a slice of Hellhound.

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    Re: Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I would not. Whales are sentient mammals, it would be like eating a slice of Hellhound.
    Yeah, but every time we refuse to eat something made of meat, PETA wins.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I would not. Whales are sentient mammals, it would be like eating a slice of Hellhound.




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    Re: Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Yeah, but every time we refuse to eat something made of meat, PETA wins.
    Can't you start with the kitties and puppies? We have a glut of them in America, and whales are RARE.

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    Re: Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    and whales are RARE.
    Not if you cook them properly
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    Re: Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not if you cook them properly
    Seared lightly, with black sesame seeds and a little wasabe?

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    Re: Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Not if you cook them properly



    bro, SUSHI chef.... duh.
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    Re: Sushi chef, restaurant charged with serving endangered whale

    I knew that whole salt thing was a slippery slope. As if THAT weren't bad enough, now they're telling us we can't eat whale??? What's next? Are they going to be confiscating my entire stock of imported Panda? I've tried my Oolong marinade with chicken and let me tell you, it does NOT work.

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