November 21, 2017

Cetophilia (Love of Cetaceans)/セトフィリア(病的鯨類愛好)

Here I define the term cetophilia as a mental disorder of loving cetaceans abnormally.
ここでは、「セトフィリア」を、鯨類(げいるい)を異常に愛好するという精神障害と定義します。

Ceto (< Cetacea) + philia (love, friendship, affection)
セト(クジラ目) + フィリア(愛、友情、好意)
 
Anti-whaling countries, groups, and individuals are mild to serious cases of cetophilia. I can't talk about the symptoms of such cases without condemning them. I guess I'd better not go into more details about cetophiliac countries because hatred would simply generate more hatred.
反捕鯨国、団体、個人は軽度~重度のセトフィリア患者です。このような患者の病状は、非難せずには語れません。セトフィリアの国々についてはもうこれ以上語らないことにします。憎しみからは憎しみしか生まれないので。

I hope to see the demise of the cetophiliac policies of cetophiliac countries some day, and I do hope that all countries work toward a common goal: the sustainable management of cetaceans and other marine resources.
セトフィリアの国々のセトフィリア政策がいつか終焉するのを見てみたいです。そして、鯨類や他の海洋資源の継続可能な管理という共通の目標に全ての国々が取り組んで欲しいと思います。

In the meantime, I'm dreaming of a dinner party where people from both whaling countries and former anti-whailing countries savor the flavors of whale meat and other fresh seafood, just like a cetophiliac person is dreaming of an imaginary world where humans and cetaceans live together happily ever after.
それまでは、捕鯨国の人たち、そしてかつては反捕鯨国だった国の人たちがともに鯨肉や他の魚介類を味わう晩餐会を夢見ています。ちょうど、セトフィリアの人が人類と鯨類がともにいつまでも幸せに暮らす空想の世界を夢見るように。

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9895039531 seeandoh said...

That is true. We do not get Whale meat here in India I guess. Atleast not in the Fish market and Supermarkets..!! That means I have to travel to some S.E. Asian country or Far Eastern country like Japan to taste Whale meat. The photos of the Whale meat dishes you posted were tantalizing.

Hiroyuki said...

seeandoh: Thank you for your comment. I wish that the people in cetophiliac countries like the United States and Australia would think the same way as you!