EEWWWWW….why can't they leave our food alone!!!
El Lay chefs Kiyoshiro Yamamoto and Susumu Ueda could be headed to jail for a loooooooong time after they were caught serving Sei whale meat to customers.
Sei whales are protected in the States by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, so serving whale meat in the City of Angels is a BIG no-no.
The fiasco came to light when patrons brought the meals to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Santa Monica restaurant is now shuttered up and closed.
This is definitely a GOOD thing!
Turns out, the whale meat was a secret menu item, with the packages of forbidden meat intentionally mislabeled as "fatty tuna."
Documents from the U.S. Department of Justice state Yamamoto and Ueda snagged the meat from a Japanese national, Ginichi Ohira.
Unfortunately, eating whales (and killing them) is legal in Japan.
If convicted, Yamamoto faces 67 years in the pen, while Ueda could get 10 years.
Yuck….why use whale meat??? Sushi is good enough without it!!!!!
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