2023's Icelandic whale hunts were initially suspended due to a report from the Icelandic government which revealed the true horror of the hunts which breach the country's laws on animal welfare. More than 11,000 of you contacted the Icelandic ambassador to tell them the world is watching and we were overjoyed that your voice was heard and Icelandic Fisheries Minister, Svandís Svavarsdóttir called off the 2023 season fin whale hunt. However, the hunts were allowed to resume on 1 September under tighter welfare regulations.
However, as it stands, there are currently no active whaling licenses in Iceland. Hvalur hf. have submitted their application but are yet to be renewed after they expired in December 2023.
We must keep up this momentum and keep fighting until this cruel killing comes to an end across the world.
A donation from you today could help to:
- put pressure on whaling nations to end the whale hunts through campaigning
- support further legal action to try to stop whaling activity
- represent the voices of local people who want to see an end to whale hunts
Your support has already achieved so much. However, we need your help today to keep up the pressure on the Icelandic government to end the whale hunts for good.
Together, we can and will end whale hunting globally.