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Posted in Uncategorized by Sarah Skeen on June 24, 2008


Iceland is Whaling Again

On May 20, 2008, Iceland announced that it would allow 40 minke whales to be killed over the next six months. This is in open defiance of the commercial whaling ban that the International Whaling Commission (IWC) implemented in 1986, and a reversal of the country’s decision in 2007 to halt this brutal practice.

HSI commends Iceland’s foreign affairs minister, Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, for her comments criticizing the choice to resume whaling. Gísladóttir noted the negative effects that this whale hunt will have on the reputation and future of Iceland.

By contrast, Iceland’s fisheries minister, Einar Kristinn Guðfinnsson, is choosing to ignore the consequences of the hunt and allowing this unnecessary slaughter to proceed when he could be promoting whale watching, a lucrative alternative, instead.


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  1. melissa said, on June 30, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    This really pisses me of. 😦

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