Earlier this week, we found out that a pet food company in Japan was selling dog treats made from endangered fin whale meat.
Following the press release from several environmental and animal rights groups that revealed this information, Michinoku Farms removed the product from sale.
Takuma Konno, President of Michinoku Farms, was reported by international news agency AFP as stating that the product was legal to sell in Japan, but it would be removed from sale regardless.
“Maybe I was ignorant of the debate (about whaling), but it’s not worth selling the product if it risks disturbing some people,” he said.
To learn more, read the whole article from Environmental Investigation Agency: Japanese company withdraws fin whale ‘jerky’ pet treats.
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