I have good faith that my people in Japan will understand how dolphins and whales are seen as human in this part of the world, and condemn the practices of a town they've never heard of, that of killing and eating the mammals' meat which is also unheard of, as soon as they stop feeling singled out for the same practices done by European countries. Things are not as black and white as we think.
Aside from cultural imperialism, the feeling now is that it seems people here care less about Fukushima and domestic violence than dolphin rights. Hey, at least they're not eating dogs and monkey brains, eh? I know, it's all bad...yet I'll never be vegan by choice like most of Hollywood. Read the article and see the video:
Hollywood Stars Make Propaganda PSA for Dolphin Rights Activists - Japan Probe, 05/12 2010