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Protesters Picket The Hump, Restaurant Issues Apology

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In the ongoing saga surrounding The Hump and its sale of endangered sei whale, protesters from Companion Animal Protection, the Ocean Preservation, and Sea Shepherd societies picketed outside the restaurant Friday and city officials are looking into whether The Hump can be evicted for its wrong doings. In response to the recent drama, restaurant owners have posted a formal apology on The Hump's website:

"We write to address the misdemeanor charge recently filed by the U.S. Attorney. The charge against the restaurant is true: The Hump served whale meat to customers looking to eat what in Japan is widely served as a delicacy. In serving this meat, The Hump ignored its responsibilities to help save endangered whales from extinction and failed to support the world community in its uphill fight to protect all endangered species. While The Hump cannot undo the damage it caused, it will put into place procedures to ensure that it strictly complies with the laws and becomes a good corporate citizen. We sincerely apologize. We pledge to work hard to re-earn the trust of the public and respect of our customers."
Though seems like the harm had already been done, good luck getting back those customers. Should The Hump be given a second chance? Thinkage always welcome in the comments.
·The Hump Issues Apology For Serving Whale [SMDP]
·All Hump Coverage [~ELA~]

The Hump

3221 Donald Douglas Loop South Santa Monica, CA 90405

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