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The Hump Caught Serving Endangered, Illegal, Whale

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Wow. On Sunday The Cove, a gruesome documentary that exposed the horrific dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan won an Oscar. Nicely done! According to a NY Times article published yesterday, the team behind The Cove took their animal-saving operation one step further and have revealed that Santa Monica's The Hump, a famous sushi spot for devout raw fish consumers, has been serving illegal whale meat. Charges could be brought against the restaurant as early as this week. The whole maneuver began in October when the documentary’s associate producer heard from friends that The Hump was serving whale. Just like in the movie, he created a secret camera that chronicled an entire, lavish omakase dinner and caught the restaurant red handed when a waitress served something she referred to a whale. The meat was stashed in a bag, analyzed in a lab, and proved to, in fact, be from an endangered Sei whale.
·Oscar Winners Try To Keep Whale Off Sushi Plate [NYT]

The Hump

3221 Donald Douglas Loop South Santa Monica, CA 90405