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Santa Monica restaurant accused of selling whale meat closing its doors

Posted on Saturday, March 20th, 2010 at 9:49 am by

Santa Monica restaurant accused of selling whale meat, has announced that it is closing it’s doors. The trendy sushi restaurant, was charged with illegally selling Sei whale mean on March 10th, 2010. This violation of the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act, has lead to the announcement below:

After twelve years doing business in Santa Monica, The Hump will be closing its doors effective March 20th, 2010.

The Hump hopes that by closing its doors, it will help bring awareness to the detrimental effect that illegal whaling has on the preservation of our ocean ecosystems and species. Closing the restaurant is a self-imposed punishment on top of the fine that will be meted out by the court. The Owner of The Hump also will be taking additional action to save endangered species.

The Hump promised to make contributions to organizations which are dedicated to the preservations of whales, as well as other endangered species.

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