Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Restaurateur pleads guilty to serving whale meat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parent company and owner of a now-closed Southern California restaurant have pleaded guilty to serving meat from an endangered whale.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1xLJjIJ ) that Typhoon Restaurant Inc. and owner Brian Vidor each entered guilty pleas Monday to one count of unlawful sale of a marine mammal.

They were charged with serving meat from the endangered Sei (say) whale to undercover investigators at the restaurant The Hump at Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

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