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Thursday, October 04, 2007

A federal grand jury just indicted 5 members of the Makah Indian Tribe for harpooning this grey whale without a federal permit. The indictment never would have happened had it not been for a law suit by a certain animal protection organization. Point is, nobody, not even Native Americans, have a free pass to circumvent the law and use the Earth as their own private grocery store, especially when they try to do it with motor boats and high powered rifles. The five were so incompetent at their hunting that the whale -- after being harpooned and shot sixteen times -- sank and was never harvested. A bunch of cultural zealots trying to make the most of their genetic heritage. Somewhere in my past is an aboriginal ancestor who hunted and skinned his own meat. Doesn't give me the right to walk out my front door and tackle a deer and eat it out of season. Screw 'em. I hope they go to jail. But, of course, they won't. . . .

-seabgb

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