Whale-meat, need I say more

Whale-meat, need I say more

Whale meat is making a come-back in Icelandic kitchens. Whale-meat was once a popular staple of the Icelandic poor-man's diet because of how inexpensive it was, but when commercial whaling was banned for twenty years, people adapted and began eating normal food. But now that the ban has been lifted for a couple of years some daring restaurateurs are taking a gamble by incorporating whale-meat into their menus. Restaurant chefs are having to be creative because it's proving to be hard sell for the younger generation who didn't grow up on the stuff. I would imagine it'd be hard to eat knowing what we know about whale's intelligence and that they are dwindling in numbers. And for the old-timers who did grow up eating whale I'm sure it's a reminder of harder times when you're choice for meat was whale. Yuk! It seems that the tourists are the ones eating the stuff up, imagine that. The whale eaters claim that the minke whales that are hunted for human consumption are plenty in numbers so there is no worry of extinction. That's all great and dandy, but does that justify the mass slaughter of whales? Is it worth killing them so some tourist said he ate "Moby on a Stick"?