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We're overjoyed to tell you that our voices have been heard and on 20th June 2023, Icelandic Fisheries Minister, Svandís Svavarsdóttir called off this season’s fin whale hunt.
Whaling has been stopped until at least August 31st on the grounds that it breaks Iceland’s own animal welfare laws and so far, no new licences have been issued for 2024 onwards.
Our many years of campaigning have finally paid off and, standing shoulder to shoulder with the majority of Icelandic people who oppose whaling, we’ve sent a powerful message to their government that the slaughter of whales is not acceptable.
This really looks like it could be the end of whaling in Iceland. Thank you for your support.