A restaurant at the Santa Monica airport closed its doors and its chef and parent company were charged with misdemeanors after a sting operation coordinated by federal agents and animal rights captured them offering “pink broad slices” of what turned out to be Sei whale, an endangered species. The operation was captured by a documentary film crew.
And now, three years later, two chefs and the ownership of the Hump’s parent company are being charged with nine counts of conspiracy to import and sell whale meat, felonies that could carry hefty prison sentences.
As reported by the Los Angeles Times:
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