Subject: TOXIC WHALE MEAT ALERT! (fwd)

mike williamson (williams@www1.wheelock.edu)
Thu, 28 May 1998 09:08:50 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 09:00:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: reedbehr@peak.org
Subject: TOXIC WHALE MEAT ALERT!

THE CETACEAN AMBASSADOR NETWORK ISSUES:


                          TOXIC WHALE MEAT ALERT!!!


ALL CONSUMERS OF WHALE AND OR DOLPHIN MEAT SHOULD BE AWARE THAT WHALE MEAT
HAS BEEN CONSISTANTLY FOUND TO BE HAVE HIGH AMOUNTS OF PCB'S AND OTHER
DANGEROUS CHEMICALS AND ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS TOXIC TO HUMANS. 


      
RECENTLY BEACHED DOLPHINS HAD SUCH HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF PCB'S THAT THEIR
BODIES HAD TO DISPOSED OF IN HAZARDOUS WASTES SITES. BELUGA WHALES IN HUDSON
BAY HAVE BEEN FOUND TO HAVE THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF CARCINOGENIC AND MUTAGENIC
CHEMICALS OF ANY CETACEANS KNOWN. BECAUSE ORGANOHALOGENS ARE NEURODISRUPTORS
AND ARE FAT SOLUABLE, THEY BIOACCUMULATE UP THE FOOD CHAIN RENDERING THE
HIGHEST CARNIVORES (MINKE, SPERM, AND MANY DOLPHINS)THE MOST ENDANGERED AND
HAVING THE MOST POLLUTED FLESH.

DO NOT EAT WHALE OR DOLPHIN MEAT OR RISK INGESTING LARGE AMOUNTS OF PCB'S,
DIOXINS AND OTHER DANGEROUS CANCER CAUSING CHEMICALS FROM THEIR FATTY TISSUES.