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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...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...
Long-finned pilot whale

Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

According to local reports, fishermen in Norway ate meat from a long-finned pilot whale after...

Iceland’s Left Greens reaffirm their opposition to whaling

Iceland’s Left Green Movement recently held its annual meeting and passed the following resolution on whaling: “Whaling uses inhumane methods to maintain the hobby of a few boat owners. Large amounts of public funds have been wasted to strengthen whaling by these enthusiasts.  It is now time to end.”

A public opinion poll carried out in mid-October indicates that the Left Greens are currently the third largest political party in Iceland, supported by 11.8% of the electorate (an increase of 2.2% since September). The Pirate Party leads with 34.2% support, ahead of the Independence Party (part of the current pro-whaling coalition government) which is losing ground and now stands at 21.7% public support.

 

About Vanessa Williams-Grey

Policy manager - Stop Whaling and Responsible Whale Watching