whale-eating is past tense

第二次世界大戰後,日本人開始吃鯨來補充糧食的不足。但事過境遷,現在大部份的日本人都再沒有這種飲食文化了。
然而,頑固的官員卻認為這是日本的文化傳統,非得獵鯨不可,結果不但令鯨魚無故受罪,還囤積了7000噸沒人要的鯨肉!
雖然日本今年宣布暫停捕鯨,但有分析指此舉只是維護資源戰略一部分。
文化傳統雖很重要,但希望不要再有鯨魚無故犧牲了!

the Japanese started to include whale meat in their diet due to the food shortage after the WWII; however, the Japanese are not interested in whale meat anymore.
some officers believed whale-eating is an important Japanese culture so therefore they should keep hunting for whales. they are unwilling to believe it is no longer part of the Japanese eating habit until now that there are 7000 tons of unwanted whale meat stored, and they have no idea what to do with them. facing this situation, Japan has finally decided that from now on they would stop fishing for whales.

http://hk.news.yahoo.com/日拍賣鯨肉滯銷-獵鯨煞停-民眾早脫食鯨習慣-官員堅稱-文化傳統-222123619.html

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