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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

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Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

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Icelandic hunters kill first fin whale of the season

Icelandic whalers have returned to port with the first endangered fin to be slaughtered in two years, and the first since US President Obama issued a strongly worded statement in September 2011 warning that it will not hesitate in implementing a range of measures against Iceland if the cruel trade does not stop for good.

Despite the international ban on commercial whaling, Iceland has set itself a quota of 184 fin whales, potentially to be killed over the next few months.

Much of the whale meat within Iceland is eaten by curious tourists rather than locals. Tourists mistakenly believe that whale meat is just another ‘traditional’ Icelandic dish but instead, are helping to keep this cruel industry alive. Recently WDC helped exposed the use of fin whale oil as fuel for the whaling vessels and that meat from these rare creatures was being fed to dogs in japan.

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About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.