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Activists block whale meat carrying ship in Netherlands

Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the mooring ropes of a ship in the Netherlands Friday to stop it transporting a cargo of whale meat to Japan, officials and the environmental group said.

Fifteen protesters took the action at 4:30 am (0230 GMT) against a Panamanian-flaggged vessel docked at Rotterdam which was carrying seven containers of meat from Iceland, said Greenpeace organiser Pavel Klinckhamers.

"We will stay here for as long as necessary, until we are sure that the containers carrying the whale meat are not going to leave for Japan," Klinckhamers told AFP.

The group called for the seizure of the "illegal cargo", he said.
Is whale meat an illegal substance in the Netherlands? I thought most substances were tolerated there. Maybe they should set up "whale meat bars" in Amsterdam.
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In the Netherlands,

In the Netherlands, Greenpeace block ship carrying whale meat

In America, Greenpeace would block a Mercedes carrying whale meat.

Mercedes Whaler?

Only in America.

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I'd love to try it

Used to be a staple food around the world, when available, not to mention the oil rendered from all the blubber.

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