Slaughtering Endangered Whales For….

…specialty dog food.

…sold in Japan.

This would be the perfect parody–mixing naked profit-seeking under the cynical guise of sustaining a retrograde whale-hunting culture, with insane cost-benefit tradeoffs, with the pet fetishism of a nation that itself is a leading killer of whales and dolphins. If it were a parody. Which apparently it is not:

ICELAND is to resume commercial whaling next month, killing up to 184 endangered fin whales over the coming summer partly to supply a burgeoning Japanese market in luxury dog snacks.

Could South Park or The Simpsons do any better? I doubt it.