Posts Tagged ‘fin whaling iceland’
Iceland to monitor whale hunt cruelty
Following our call for an investigation into violations of the Icelandic Whaling and Animal Welfare Act by fin whale hunters in the country, fisheries minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir, has issued a regulation requiring her officials to begin onboard monitoring of the hunts with immediate effect, a move that could bring them to an end. Together with…Read More
Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years
As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first to be killed in four years. Hopes remain that the cruel practice will end in 2023 after the country’s Fisheries Minister, Svandís Svavarsdóttir cast doubt over its future a few weeks ago, saying that there is now little justification for authorizing…Read More
Is Iceland’s old boys’ network responsible for killing whales?
There’s much anger in Iceland following the recent decision to renew whaling quotas – a decision which could see more than two thousand fin and minke whales killed over the next five years. Let me say right now that this was a decision that should never, ever, have been taken. Harpooning whales is cruel and…Read More
Iceland flouts international ban to slaughter first protected fin whale of new hunting season
Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf has slaughtered an endangered fin whale today in defiance of the international ban on commercial whaling. The hunt is Iceland’s first in three years and marks the start of a whaling season that could see as many as 238 of these majestic creatures killed. A 67ft fin whale – landed…Read More
Exactly how much help do Vikings need in order to feel like “real men”?
I’m really disappointed to see that despite a general ‘thumb’s down’ on taste grounds from those who sampled it last year, Iceland’s Stedji brewery is once again brewing its ‘Hvalur’ beer, flavoured with smoked fin whale testicles, to sell during Þorri (Thorri), the Icelandic mid winter festival which runs from mid-January to mid-February. This year,…Read More