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Old 02-22-2014, 04:11 AM   #10
PeterR
 
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Re: dolphin slaughter in Taiji/ strengthening nationalism

The Newfoundland seal clubbing was actually not a native thing but eventually faded away because there was no more demand for seal fur in the fashion industry. Protests about the hunt itself just caused a retrenchment because for some reason people don't take kindly to outsiders telling them how terrible they are.

Same with the Japanese and whale hunting. I fully understand the reactionary response of the people of Taiji which by the way is a great place to visit.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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