Butyric acid is found in rancid butter and stinks to high heaven. Lately the conservationists have been throwing it at the "slide" on the processing mother ship, the ramp where the dead whales are hoisted on board. They hope to make the dead whales stink like rotten butter, making them less commercially marketable.
I must admit it, I always root for the conservationists. I love animals, and whales are magnificent beasts. Yes, I know it, I'm a flaming hypocrite: I eat beef. I eat fish. I eat poultry. I eat pork. However, if I had to kill everything I eat, I'd become a vegetarian. I'd be up to my neck in chickens, cows and pigs, all of them with cutesy names and probably fitted with knitted sweaters. If I owned a whale, I'd name him Joe. Why? Why not?
|Japanese Sushi Recipe Research Ship|
Research? Yeah, sure. The only "research" the Japanese whalers are involved in is new recipes for sushi.
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