Regulatory News

Pressure from conservation groups forced a Japanese company that marketed whale meat from a threatened species in order to manufacture dog food to stop selling the product. The measure comes after a report from four entities that fight for environmental conservation - two British, one American and one Japanese.

The company, Michinoku Farm, based in Saitama, acknowledged that that it bought whale meat from the North Atlantic fin whale provided by the Icelandic company Hvalur. Each package of 500 grams of the product was sold to €28.75 (US$37.57).

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