Friday, March 12, 2010

Would you like Whale with that?

Sushi in Santa Monica has taken "exotic" one step too far. Hump, one of Santa Monica's hottest sushi spots, has just been outed for serving whale meat. A recent documentary, The Cove, showed hidden camera footage of the restaurant serving up whale meat to its diners. The documentary's crew saved some of the meat to be analyzed by the associate director of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University. Federal labs also confirmed the meat to be whale.

Selling the meat of an endangered animal is a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 1 yr in prison and up to a $100,000 fine for an individual and a $200,000 fine for an organization.

Read more at NBC-LA and The Age.

1 comment:

Jeannie said...

The Los Angeles Times reported that The Hump closed on March 20. Good riddance!,0,6283250.story