This is despicable.
Japan is spending 2.3 BILLION yen ($29 million) from its tsunami reconstruction budget to fund their annual whale
murdering spree hunt.
They are defending their actions by saying the money is helping to fund Japan's whaling industry as a whole, including some towns along the coast that were severely affected by the tsunami.
The money is supposed to help beef up security of the fleet to ensure "stable operation."
That basically means they're worried about the Sea Shepherd.
We think its terrible that they're pulling money away from disaster victims to go out and kill whales.
Let's hope the Sea Shepherd is ready to do what's needed of them to save the whales.
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