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Monday, August 13, 2007

Whales take Revenge...Again

High levels of mercury in whalemeat are poisoning Japanese schoolchildren. Whalemeat is part of Japanese school lunches; the children of Japan wolf down toxic food so that the old men can hang onto their sacred tradition of killing whales, the continuation of which is derived from illogical nationalism and cultural superiority. This would be ironic if it wasn't so sad and pointless:

Whalemeat served in school lunches in an area of rural Japan are contaminated with alarming levels of mercury, a local assemblyman said on Wednesday, calling for a halt in plans for the meat to be shipped to schools nationwide.




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