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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Saturday, June 25, 2005
WHALE BURGER ON JAPANESE MENU DESPITE PROTESTS
TOKYO -- A fast food chain in northern Japan began offering a whale burger Thursday, even as anti-whaling nations urged Japan to cut back onits catch at an international conference on whaling.

Restaurant chain Lucky Pierrot is serving a deep fried minke whale meat burger with lettuce and mayonnaise for $3.50 at restaurants on Japan's island of Hokkaido, once a whaling hub in the nation.

Japan is facing increasing international criticism for its whaling research program, in which the whales are killed in order to study them and their meat is then sold. Critics sau it is commercial hunting in disguise.

Miku Oh, an official for Lucky Pierrot, said the chain is only utilizing stock meat obtained from the scientific research.

"people in other countries may think (eating whale) is strange, but it is out culture", she said.

(abstracted from the Associated Press)
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