Praying for the souls of dead whales at a Japanese temple

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    A fascinating clip from an N-H-K documentary that contains a description of a temple in Japan that has honored the souls of dead whales by giving them posthumous Buddhist names and entering them into a registry (much as one might do for humans who have passed away):

    Other whaling news you might be interested in: A whaling town in Japan has hauled in its first catch of the season, as is a village in America. It also looks like Europe will surpass Japan in whaling this year.

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