Sea Shepherd Japan Fanclub Really Does Love Whales


A group identifying itself as the “Sea Shepherd Japan Fanclub” is keen to ensure the world knows that there are those in Japan whose love for whales is as fervently felt as elsewhere in the world:

Some of their suggested livery:


They are also apparently admirers of Greenpeace’s criminal antics:


Their homepage includes more useful information for whale lovers, as well as a link to a certain episode of South Park.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:30 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    type "lol limewire" in google and click i'm feeling lucky

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    Comment by ----
    01:50 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently the Japanese didn't mind being portrayed as fools and Hiroshima made fun of by South Park as long as the Sea Shepherds got pwned.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey, that looks pretty nice. Invite me next time ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:35 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I couldn't help but lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:04 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    High mercury levels in seafood and then it's Minamata disease all over again.


    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is whale meat that good?

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    03:08 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Enjoy it, then...

    Just hope you don't get a taste for the endangered species you help make extinct. I've joked in the past, for hyperbole purposes about turning a swimming pool into a salt water tank to raise sharks. Trump would have trouble doing that for even a Minke whale.

    Simply put, the oceans are near a "Collapse" point as trawlers catch more efficiently driven better by higher and higher prices for fish.

    Want the oceans to become a green swamp full of deadly jellyfish? That's what happens when you eat the creatures that among other things filter feed the plankton and eat the jellyfish. (tuna, sharks, begin with)

    And don't give me that "Research" garbage. Here's an article, a more mainstream media one from WIRED, that points out the obvious; Endangered whale meat is turning up in restaraunts, obviously from the Japanese fleet primarily. The "Illegal whaling" charges seem quite correct. It should be clear they aren't just targeting a few "Minke" whales for research but catching any and everything they can and not just to 'feed their people' but to make big bucks selling it.

    It's got a neat king size whale sushi tray you'll love.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:18 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so a group of people specifically looking for illegal endangered whale meat found some in a whopping 2 restaurants.

    it's to bad that article failed to disclose how many restaurants they had to check to find those 2 (hint: it was probably a whole lot more than 2).

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The American team heard rumours that whale meat was served in that specific restaurant. Serving whale meat, of any kind, is illegal so they went in to check. Morale: you can't keep secrets like that. Given enough customers, someone will blab.
    Doing a systematic check of all Japanese restaurants, or even just those in LA, is impossible due to the high costs of such an operation, and the difficulty of turning secret stings into routine work.
    I don't know the story behind the Korean restaurant, so I won't comment on that one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:40 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    really that just makes the article even worse. "researchers" making claims about the problem being even more widespread than they thought because they found whale meat in one place, which was the only place they checked, which they had already heard might have whale meat.

    one biased positive result is hardly grounds to suggest the widespread sale of whale meat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:43 17/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They drew that (tentative) conclusion because they found meat from the same catch in a restaurant in Korea. They had expected to find a bad apple, but found an indication of the existence of an international black market whale meat sales network.
    They are nowhere claiming that most Japanese restaurants sell whale meat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, when thinking about it...

    They are showing canned whale. That means canned whaling factories are pumping this stuff out. I don't care how huge a whale it, it takes more than a few "reserch specimens" to justify mass canning.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Call me Ishmael.

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    Comment by Tateha
    21:55 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    looks pretty tasty. kill more whales.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:42 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    We are pirate of eating.:P

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:19 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a feast they had there! I hope to have the same whale feast some day :D!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whale meat taste like ass, I've had it. The fact that you can buy this in stores proves that Japan, isn't doing any "research" they should be fined by the international treaty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:03 17/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So how do I get a t-shirt?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 17/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Asians think the whole animal kingdom is meant for their bellies.

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    Comment by Sandalphon
    08:47 18/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But it is delicious whale, you must eat it! =|

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    15:44 18/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But the whale really isn't that delicious.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 20/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck people, the time of feasting upon succulent fattened human is almost upon us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 18/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If whale plenty I eat him,If a shrimp rare I protect him. Why? Because someday maybe my child could make anime about shrimp. A good one maybe.. I hope..

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:56 17/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    its probably dolphin meat

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    Comment by Sandalphon
    08:51 18/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But it is delicious whale, you must eat it

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:09 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    now I am hungry

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    Comment by Reo
    08:11 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I felt really pity for the whale gonna be eaten... =(

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:10 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love the japanese, they taste great with some whale meat on the side ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I do support what they're doing here, but, clearly, brevity is not their forte.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:17 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was boring; they're just some fatsos eating whale. Besides, this joke has a lo~ng beard.
    Or have you never heard this conversation?
    Random person A: Do you like cats?
    Random person B: Oh, I lo~ve cats! Stir fried and then smothered with pineapple in korma sauce.

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    Comment by LoudHawk
    14:32 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They love whales just according to Keikaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the stuff in the can looked like cat food, and the bacon looked like ham cause of the color it had, would like to try anyway, looked good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    whale whale whale... what do we have here?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:38 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    An incredibly bad pun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i was fully expecting something involving sec with whales. thank god i was disappointed.

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    Comment by chriselric
    15:36 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lmao. What trolls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:18 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nothing like killing endangered animals to stroke your national ego.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    16:35 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nothing like complaining in Sankaku about that issue to stoke your hope for a concerned comment...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:12 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does the killing of these non-rare whales ever result in the unintentional deaths of many other species, including perhaps the rarer whales? Surely the act of whale hunting can't be all that environmentally safe.

    Does anyone know?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:03 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They solve that problem by hunting for endangered species too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    uh oh i smell the reducing the amount and type of fish species.

    you guys, be careful not to make a destruction of environment.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    16:35 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And you be careful not to become a moralfag and make a destruction of delicious cake...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:32 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    dude. it doesnt make any sense. you just using hyperbole.

    I am just saying we need to concern the environment. if we dont. this earth will be destroy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:47 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anyone who claim that humans will destroy this planet, unless we worry about the environment, is a tool.

    We could launch all our nukes and this planet would still do great. It'd probably be a barren wasteland for a few hundred million years, but how much is that in a planet's timespan, anyway?

    You don't care about the environment, your goals are entirely anthropological. It's only an issue because it might become an inconvenience, or even a problem at some point. And I can agree with that, it is damaging to the human race to destroy our environment, but cut the fucking bullshit, just confess that you're just as selfish as the rest of us.

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    00:04 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, as long as I know you ain't with UNICEF or EN...

    "The Power is Yours!!!"

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    05:05 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ^ Hell yeah!!!

    *thumbs up*

    On way or another, we're all selfish~

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:53 12/01/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "you're just as selfish as the rest of us."

    sorry protecting humanity's future /= destroying humanity's future

    you fail

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    Comment by SnooSnoo
    14:07 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So Shephard is now supporting the anti-whaling movement instead of killing Reapers? Oh wait...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so they stole whale to eat them?

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    Comment by ChocolateCrinkles
    12:54 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see the point in fighting whalers, they're just people doing their job to feed their family.
    If something swims, crawls, jumps, hops, skips, flies, crawls, or inadequately defends itself, it's bound to be eaten.

    Besides, the Japanese are the masters at gourmet raw fish.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:20 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, the catch here is when they hunt endangered species! Can you imagine a world where no blue whales existed? They were hunted almost to extinction in the past!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:12 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whales aren't fish silly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:20 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    so lets fucken hunt every specie into extinction so there will be nothing left . Protection whales will be a good start for trying to enforce better management of marine resources , because right now its a tragedy of the commons .

    oh and what do you think those fishermen going to do when there are not a single whale left , how are they going to feed their families ?

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    Comment by Imyou
    14:23 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They mostly hunt minke whales, which are not at all endangered. The collection of rarer species has spiked sharply as the Japanese fishing fleets faced increasing opposition and were unable to get to their regular quotas. Don't take my word for it, look it up yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you do se where your statement fails, right ? not fishing cause fish extinction ?

    Comment by Dark Mage
    13:35 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The argument it's ok to harvest rarer species because you can't get to the minke to meet a quota just adds to Sea Shepard's side of the argument.
    If they can't meet their quota then they should just raise the price of what they have caught and sell it for more.

    That's what happens when the crab fishing is not good in the US they raise the price.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So what if some species become extinct? Millions of species have and will become extinct in the history of the Earth. Why are many humans so arrogant to believe that we need to preserve the current state of the Earth?
    Human civilization has only existed for around 5000 years, while the earth is over 4 500 000 000 years old and will be able to sustain life for around 1 000 000 000 years into the future.
    The inhabitants of Earth in the year 70872835 will surely be very pleased that some humans wanted to save endangered whales in the year 2010. Whatever these 'humans' and 'whales' things are.
    It's not like we came from outer space and are now destroying this planet, we are part of the planet and part of evolution. The worst thing we could do is wipe out our own species (along with a lot of other species) but that wouldn't be very significant considering the extensive history of wiped out species on Earth.

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    Comment by Crowbar
    22:08 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or as Mr Carlin put it so well:

    Let them go gracefully.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:51 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh dont be arrogant couse its our planet and we can do what we want . yep lets brake our ecosystem so it would fuck ass back in the ass . deep shit failed school biology and doesnt know basic concept of interconnection of species in the ecosystem . keep taking them down and you might end up knocking all ecosystem , there there will no sushi for all you assholes .

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:51 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think that word means what you think it means. (Are you angling for anthropogenic?)

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    Comment by Rakshasa
    15:46 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's like saying anthropomorphic climate change does not matter cause climate has always been changing.

    Arguments like that of course completely misses that it is the _RATE_ of change that is worrying, not that there is change. E.g. current estimates of extinction rates are 100-1000 times the background rate of extinction.

    _THAT_ is what worries people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:16 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now now, as Futurama kindly advises, there's no scientific consensus that life is important.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:08 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The reason why we have to care that some species get extinct is the fact that it's not just "some", but that we've directly and indirectly caused the extinction of so many species it's only matched by major planet-wide natural "disasters". Some argue even more than that. And the reason why this matters is because we don't have a back-up Earth waiting for us - we're burning and destroying our only home, our only source of food and our only living habitat. If this keeps up, Homo Sapiens will become extinct soon.

    I'm sort of hoping some of humankind will survive, even though they'll be heavily culled and put through pretty harsh evolutionary forces (the situation created by ourselves). Probably too much to be called Homo Sapiens anymore. The probable lack of tech toys and internet in the future is too sad to thoroughly contemplate ;_;

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    16:37 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's with all this talk about extinction..?

    Don't worry...Our time will come...

    After all, nothing lasts forever~

    *eats some whale bacon*

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:32 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't it 'cause they have high mercury levels?

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    Comment by Ikuhisashiku
    13:13 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    We have guns.

    I think we're "adequately defended," as Crinkles would say.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:07 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you're forgetting the parent have gun

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Baby humans don't have guns. I bet they are tasty too! Shit, you can just swoop em up outta their natural suburban habitats armed with nothing but a bag of candy!

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    Comment by Gitami
    16:10 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go to Africa or South America jungle if you want a taste of human.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:56 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Agree, same go for cats, dogs and other lovely look pets. They are weak and can't defend them self, so they are bound to be eaten. Even better, cats and dogs doesn't seem to face genocide any time soon, so I suppose no one should bitch about how usually I have em for dinner =D.

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    Comment by ChocolateCrinkles
    20:41 15/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cows=sacred in the east(India); eaten in the west,
    Dogs/Cats=loved in the west; eaten in the east.

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    Comment by Klingengeist
    18:33 16/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are even ppl in europe (dunno about america) eating dogs, some austrians and bavarians for example.

    Btw we will end like in Star Trek IV where they need to travel back in time to get some whales to save the world. ^^

    To the ppl talking about laws..
    Only because something is law doesnt mean its just. Laws need to be broken sometimes, maybe even more often than we think.
    Just wait until hentai/loli stuff will really be banned, wonder how many of you want to break these laws. :P

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