Ecology, Energy, Economy

Bust the Hump in Santa Monica

Posted on | March 12, 2010 | Comments Off

The plan to bust the Hump restaurant in Santa Monica was launched months ago when Sea Shepherd Outreach Coordinator Zoli Teglas first told me about a Santa Monica restaurant serving whale meat. I thought he was joking.

But it was not a joke, and Zoli set about organizing a sting operation recruiting Charles Hambleton from the production of the Academy Award winning film “The Cove” to help organize the covert purchase of a plate of Sei whale for $600.

The sale of whale meat in clear violation of U.S. Federal law illustrates the incredible arrogance of the Japanese businessmen involved in the illegal worldwide trade in whale species. They have become so greedy and so confident they can get away with anything that they have even invaded the United States with smuggled whale products.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will work towards permanently shutting down the Hump restaurant and will be investigating the sale of whale meat in other Japanese restaurants in the United States.
– Sea Shepperd News


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