Sperm whales have an immense capacity to suffer pain. The sperm whale has the largest brain of any animal on earth. Commercial whaling is now illegal. But the Japanese regard whale flesh as a delicacy. So Japan is now hunting whales for the purposes of "scientific research". The flesh ends up on Japanese dnnner tables. The spirit of Unit 731 is alive and well.
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