which was held on Jul 27th, about whales/dolphins issues.
This article was used for discussion.
This article describes about Japan small town's fishermen started hunting whales and dolphins.
Even catching whales and dolphins are minority ethnic issues in Japan,
but this kind of coverage offend feeling of Japanese public opinion.
What is wrong with catching whales and dolphins ?
What is different from catching/eating caws , chickens , pigs , birds,,, etc.
I have heard that the population of whales has not decreased in these days.
Actually, the increased whales in the Antarctic Ocean are eating small fishes too much,
so TUNAs in Antarctic can't eat enough small fishes so they are getting slim.
This is also problem for Japanese who like to eat TUNA as Sushi.
This means that if we stop to catch the whales and dolphins ,
collapse of ecosystems will occurs.
However , people for eating whales are not so many.
eating dolphins are more rare.
In my case, I have never eaten dolphins , I eat whales but not so often.
My wife have not eaten whales for 40 years.
I think , this is average ratio for normal Japanese.
Last time I ate whale was in April this year.
I ate sliced raw whale with grated garlic and soy sauce.
I taste like a raw horse , it is very softy and juicy.
But my bad image for whale are fried whale.
When I was student of elementary school, the fried whales were served
as school provided lunch. It was very bad smell and very hard taste.
So that is why, my wife and I have not eaten fried whales for long time.
Anyway, I hope people in World wide can understand long-held tradition
for catching/eating whales.