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Would you try eating whale meat?

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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2010, 11:46:11 AM »
I guess I would try it if it was already there. However, I am absolutely agains whaling, unless its the eskimos who only do it for food because there is like nothing else, but what the Japanese do is just criminal. Every time I watch something on whaling, it just makes me want to take those huge harpoons and shove it up the "whale hunters' " a$$es.
I would be perfectly happy if there was no whale meat on the market.
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2010, 11:55:01 AM »
I guess I would try it if it was already there. However, I am absolutely agains whaling, unless its the eskimos who only do it for food because there is like nothing else, but what the Japanese do is just criminal. Every time I watch something on whaling, it just makes me want to take those huge harpoons and shove it up the "whale hunters' " a$$es.
I would be perfectly happy if there was no whale meat on the market.

Why, the Japanese arent hunting whales that are threatened.
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2010, 12:08:21 PM »
I could not imagine anything more delicious than magical whale bacon.    Mmmmmm...........whale bacon............
Doesn't bacon come from the axx?
Do whales have those?

Bacon (american bacon at least) comes from the belly.  And its hugely fatty and marbled, so completely unlike the very distinct separation between blubber and lean meat in whale meat.  So while curing and smoking might certainly produce an interesting product, it would not be too much like bacon I'd guess.  Actually curing would be a very interesting treatment given the really rich color of the meat...maybe even the salt-cured, air dried beef preparation bresaola undergoes, aged, then thinly sliced.  Having never had whale meat I wouldn't know though.  Might go rancid.

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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2010, 12:18:13 PM »
Apparently back in '02 the Japanese were considering a farm for the generally plentiful Minke whales.  This strikes me as an excellent idea if it is practically feasible.  By partially domesticating them and learning how to breed them for foodstock you could take pressure off of natural wildlife whale stocks.  Research into their breeding was also a motivation for the farm, and that seems like it could potentially help in maintaining more endangered species as well.

So a refined question would be, if whales were sustainably farmed in similar (albeit underwater) circumstances as other domesticated animals like cows/chickens/pigs, would you eat that whale meat?

I imagine the majority of folks still opposed have a special view of whales, similar to how Americans view cats/dogs/horses and many Hindus view cattle.  No harm in that I guess!  I draw the moral I'm-not-touching-that line at fellow members of my own species, that's for sure.

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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2010, 01:04:06 PM »
So a refined question would be, if whales were sustainably farmed in similar (albeit underwater) circumstances as other domesticated animals like cows/chickens/pigs, would you eat that whale meat?

Do you actually believe that cows\chickens\pigs are sustainably farmed?

 
 
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2010, 01:19:09 PM »
So a refined question would be, if whales were sustainably farmed in similar (albeit underwater) circumstances as other domesticated animals like cows/chickens/pigs, would you eat that whale meat?

Do you actually believe that cows\chickens\pigs are sustainably farmed?


Well, they sure aren't going extinct.  But I'm not exactly sure what "sustainability" in green jargon entails...
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2010, 01:59:37 PM »
So a refined question would be, if whales were sustainably farmed in similar (albeit underwater) circumstances as other domesticated animals like cows/chickens/pigs, would you eat that whale meat?

Do you actually believe that cows\chickens\pigs are sustainably farmed?


Well, they sure aren't going extinct.  But I'm not exactly sure what "sustainability" in green jargon entails...

It means that you consume "things" in a manner that does not prevent future generations from being able to enjoy the same things you have now. Example: You can't swim in some lakes and rivers because our fathers and grandfather polluted them.
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2010, 03:53:36 PM »
Do you actually believe that cows\chickens\pigs are sustainably farmed?

By your definition, I think the concept that anything is truly "sustainable" in that sense is false, but my thoughts on that are a side issue...if it works for you more, "if whales were sustainably farmed in similar (albeit underwater) circumstances as -anything that is sustainably farmed-".

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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2010, 04:55:20 PM »
Assuming that it could be legally sourced and a species that was sustainably harvested, I would certainly try it

+1, same as my standard for eating any other species.
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2010, 05:07:13 PM »
I would give it a try. Wouldnt go looking for it though.

What I really want to try is people....Think they are sustainable? They are green right.  ;)
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2010, 05:22:00 PM »
I would give it a try. Wouldnt go looking for it though.

What I really want to try is people....Think they are sustainable? They are green right.  ;)

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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2010, 05:59:07 PM »
Mmm... Long pork.

So is this whole "whale meat" thing theoretical, or are you planning a trip to Japan?
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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2010, 06:41:07 PM »
2 pages of posts on whale meat and nobody has brought up "Catcher in the Rye"!! ???  Disappointing!

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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2010, 06:51:06 PM »
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Bacon (american bacon at least) comes from the belly.  And its hugely fatty and marbled, so completely unlike the very distinct separation between blubber and lean meat in whale meat.  So while curing and smoking might certainly produce an interesting product, it would not be too much like bacon I'd guess. 

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Re: Would you eat whale meat?
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2010, 10:51:45 PM »
Yes I would, it is just like asking if you could see Bigfoot at Denny's house and have a pint of old Stoner with him or drink Scotch ale with the Loc Ness monster. Who wouldn't.


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