"The need to whale is maybe the only part of Japan's weird, demented culture that I come close to understanding."Alex Billings Jeweler
"Has anyone been monitoring the whales' songs? Has there been any change in them since this story broke?"Laura Feinstein Production Assistant
"It would serve those whales right for guzzling up half our krill."Ed Cambers Translator
Led by strong opposition from Japan, the body that governs commercial whaling came close to overturning the 20-year-old ban on the practice. What do you think?