With the prospect of Japan getting the go-ahead to resume commercial whaling in the not so necessarily distant future, the people in power are desperately trying to get rid of the nation’s growing stock of scientific research by-products – or whale meat as it’s more commonly known. School children in certain prefectures are being served it for lunch, one restaurant chain is offering whale burgers, and, in a rather desperate measure, dogs are allegedly being fed the stuff, whether they like it or not.
Yet as the sale of the meat helps in part to fund Japan’s very important whale-related research, it’s imperative that the stuff is sold, with these brightly coloured and jolly looking tins surely tempting both dedicated devourers and the uninitiated alike.
And with the addition of an unheralded ‘buy one get as many as you want free’ offer, who could possibly resist? Ideal as a talking point when surreptitiously served at a dinner party, or alternatively as a light snack, perhaps with a bit of veal.
(click image for bigger mammal meal)