It makes you think, we trade with all sorts of Countries that allow their people to do bloody dreadful things to animals and even each other and don't give it a second thought. Is it a case that our greed wins over their cruelty?
I get the impression that the footage shown was from Korea but could just as easily been from the Philippines. Do we ever make threats of boycot to these people? Probably not because we probably need their trade more than they need ours. That's at National level, though. The clever way is to act as individuals. OK, whales aren't fluffy and cuddly but who really wants a really good Japanese camera.