Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Other Other White Meat

Eat a whale and save the planet, a Norwegian pro-whaling lobby said on Monday of a study showing that harpooning the giant mammals is less damaging to the climate than farming livestock.

The survey, focused on whale boats' fuel use, showed that a kilo (2.2 lbs) of whale meat represented just 1.9 kilo (4.2 lbs) of greenhouse gases against 15.8 for beef, 6.4 for pork and 4.6 for chicken.

"Basically it turns out that the best thing you can do for the planet is to eat whale meat compared to other types of meat," said Rune Froevik of the High North Alliance, which represents the interests of coastal communities in the Arctic.

"Greenhouse gas emissions caused by one meal of beef are the equivalent of eight meals of whale meat," the study said.

Mungowitz: can I get a Amen??


Christoph said...

The obvious flaw of this argument is that they are comparing wild animals with domesticated animals. If enough people start eating whale meat that we have to introduce whale farms(if that's even possible) the result might be quite different.

br said...

Freerange whale tastes way better than whale that's been pent up in a tank for 200 years.

Shawn said...

yes, but just try to catch that jumping son-of-a-bitch Free Willie.