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Protest at Accused Whale-Serving Sushi Restaurant Planned for Today

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Charges from the U.S. Attorney's office against restaurant allegedly serving whale meat are not enough for the international non profit Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

“When we heard that the offense is only a misdemeanor and that operators of The Hump could at most be fined and serve possible jail time for violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act, we realized that we needed to do more to raise awareness and educate the Los Angeles community that this local restaurant is serving endangered Sei whale meat. We encourage people to join us to help put an end to restaurants in the US and Japan selling endangered species as delicacies," said Zoli Ignite Teglas, a coordinator with the group, in a statement.

Today's peaceful protest will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the restaurant, located at The Santa Monica airport - 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South - Santa Monica, CA 90405.