Killing Whales for Profit

Posted by Trish Riley, June 15, 2010

“Companies in Japan, Iceland and Norway are developing whale-based products ranging from drugs to cosmetics to animal feed, banking on the resumption of global trade…

Thousands of approved patents list whale oil, cartilage, and spermaceti — a wax-like liquid found in the head cavities of sperm whales — as ingredients in goods as diverse as golf balls, hair dye, “eco-friendly” detergent, candy, health drinks and bio-diesel, investigators found.”

via News About Whales.