I don't wanna say this but I always wonder why you think you have the right to say such a thing...or you might be kidding.
You are from U.S.?Then, you should learn the history of whaling first,Japanese have kept whaling as a sort of fishing for thousands of years for their own food,like cows or that kinda cattles in western countries but on the contrary,Japanese have banned themselves to eat animals with 4 legs officially sometimes in their history.
Japan's stockbreeding(for food) history is very short,even drinking cow's milk was barbaric behaviour for the paople who lived in Japan just 150 years ago.
Now you should know what I want to say,food is just cultural thing,there's no good or bad way without environmental problems.Innocent whales ? yeah,but how do you think about innocent pigs,chickens,cows or all other creatures??Pigs are very smart mammal.Western flesheating cultures are good but Asian are not ??What a unreasonable demand...
Going back to the whaling,do you know who have decreased the number of whales ?You must know not only Japan but also western countries did it.
Japanese did not make big ships during 17~19thc.because of the policy of national isolation,while western whaling became very big business involving all over the world.
Westerners maily killed whales as just for OIL,the U.S. invaded Japan because they needed a good base for whaling in eastern Asia.You never be able to deny these facts.
Ah,but to tell the truth,Japanese don't really eat whales any more.Japan's whaling have more declined than you think.This is a kind of cultural decay,but just a small number of peaople mention it.
Japanese usually take your U.S.'s GUILTY animals meat more than INNOCENT whales.Do you get satisfied with this ??
I hope you never show your stupidity from ignorance any more...be a educated man and good luck on your study kid.