Monday, 9 January 2012

Meat of cetaceans increasingly consumed in poor countries

U.S. and Canadian conservationists have recently prepared a report on the consumption of meat of marine mammals in the southern countries, the situation seems more serious than previously thought ... 

"Traditionally, we think of Japan or the natives of the Arctic as major consumers [whale meat], and they are ... But that does not stop there," began Martin Robards, of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Alaska, West Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India, Burma, Philippines, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Trinidad ... : All parts of the world combined, and at least 92 species of cetaceans including dolphins have been consumed by humans between 1970 and 2009. The consumption of whale meat is becoming increasingly important also because of the increased catch of marine mammals in fishing gear, ever more deadly, according Maxisciences. 

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