Endangered Whales Are Turned into Luxury Dog Food

Update: Michinoku Farm stopped selling dog food made from endangered whales after receiving pressure from environmental groups. This success is amazing! But, let’s keep in mind that many companies still sell whale products–and the North Atlantic fin whale continues to be slaughtered for export each year. At least for now, the whale won’t be hunted for luxury dog treats.

 

Whalers from Iceland (ships pictured below) are killing endangered fin whales and shipping the meat to Japan so that it can be made into luxury dog food. How crazy is that?

Michinoku Farm, a Tokyo-based company, is offering chews made from North Atlantic fin whales on its company website, with the meat described as a “low calorie, low fat, high protein” snack. [...]

Michinoku’s website, which also sells pet goodies it says are made from Mongolian horses and kangaroos, has three different sized packets of whale chews, with a 60 gram (2 oz) bag selling for Y609 yen ($A6.28) and a 500 gram bag for 3,780 yen. (source)

The whole point is for rich folks to show off their wealth with “something different” for their pets. Ugh. What next? Poodles chewing on tiger bones? Water bowls for cats made out of elephant ivory tusks?

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Above is a fin whale seen from the air.

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Via The Age

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181 comments

Rosemary H.
Rosemary H.2 years ago

For rich folks to show off... how low can you get? I also want to keep those Mongolian horses safe - they are endangered as well!

MARINA MURPHY
MARINA M.2 years ago

Horrific.....what will the evil beings of this world think of next!!!!

Nickihermes Celine
Past Member 2 years ago

a disgrace,thank you for sharing 16/7

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing

Ulane Vuorio
Ulane V.2 years ago

Discusting! I would never buy whale meat for myself or my dogs.

Katherine Wright
Katherine Wright2 years ago

"Update: Michinoku Farm stopped selling dog food made from endangered whales after receiving pressure from environmental groups. This success is amazing! But, let’s keep in mind that many companies still sell whale products–and the North Atlantic fin whale continues to be slaughtered for export each year. At least for now, the whale won’t be hunted for luxury dog treats."

While this update is good news the abuse, neglect, torture and killing of animals still continues and must be stopped. Please keep using your voices and this gift of social media to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.......



Amandine S.
Past Member 2 years ago

Awful !

Heather M
Heather Marv2 years ago

Protect the whales.

Pat A.
Pat A.2 years ago

Shari Markovitch - thank you for the green star - so sorry I couldn't return the compliment but your profile page seems to have gone missing - I have tried several times and looked on here for a comment (sometimes that provides a link to a person's page - computers have 'their little ways') - but couldn't see anything.

Larry S.
Larry S.2 years ago

The rich and greedy just don't care! And, most times, have much to say as to how things go in today's world. That's just as bad!