Thursday, December 28, 2006


WHERE DID THE DOLPHINS GET ALL THAT TRADITIONAL MERCURY?


“On December 26, 2006, the director of food products for the Okuwa Supermarket Corporation, Mr. Yasunari, banned the sale of all dolphin meat in all of their stores.
[The first random sample of dolphin meat (iruka niku) sold at the Shingu Central Okuwa Supermarket tested for total mercury at 1.77 ppm, over 4 times the Koseisho's advisory level of 0.4 ppm. The second sample gave a readout of 5.40 ppm--14 times the advisory level.]

Now that the largest supermarket chain in Japan has banned the sale of dolphin meat, it's going to make it very difficult, if not impossible, for other markets in Japan to continue selling any dolphin meat.”

For further information on the effort to end the Japan dolphin slaughter: Save Japan Dolphins

1 comment:

Trace said...

This is really good news, yes?