Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 21:22
The last time whale hunting went before the Tongan cabinet in the mid-1990s the proposal was to kill 10 humpbacks a year. Now, do the maths... 10 humpbacks at roughly10,000 kilos per animal works out to 100,000 kilos per year. The population of Tonga is just over 100,000 people. This means that every Tongan man, woman and child would receive less than one kilo of meat per year. For an obese nation - as you call us - that's hardly enough for morning tea.