That's where all my other reasons come into play.
Intelligence. Nutrition. Health complications when eating Whale meat. The manner in which Whales are slaughtered.
To hunt Whales is actually illegal. They are hiding behind a 'we hunt for scientific research' lie. There hasn't been a shred of evidence, or study, to come from that claim. Commercial Whaling was banned in 1986. What the Japanese are doing, is commercial whaling.
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”