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Ship of shame!

Ship of shame!

I’ve spent the past week, along with a few other die-hards, poring over marine traffic websites looking for the Alma. Last Friday, 21st March, I reported that she left  Hafnafjordur harbour, south of Reykjavik,  laden with 2,000 tonnes of frozen fin whale meat.  As soon as she was about 100 nautical miles south of Iceland,…

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Whales are not Seafood

This past week, WDC joined forces with the Animal Welfare Institute and attended the Seafood Expo North America in Boston, MA.  While some attendees were there to sample the rich diversity of foods, others were there to broker $120million (USD) deals with seafood distributors to supply restaurants and food stores across the country.  And still…

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(April) Fool’s errand?

Ever the cynic, I say that it’s no coincidence that lone Icelandic fin whaler, Kristjan Loftsson, has thrown his stash out the window seconds before the US knocks at Iceland’s door. How else to explain this latest – and possibly most audacious – move from a man who specialises in dishing out audacious moves like…

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Green Week whale meat fiasco causes red faces

It’s not often that whaling campaigners are left momentarily speechless –we’re too used to dealing with the unimaginable and standing up for the rights of those that have no voice – but events at this week’s Green Week fair in Germany left us open-mouthed and left others, some in high places, with egg on their…

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When making money out of whaling is legal under EU rules

Within the European Union it’s strictly against the law to harm a whale or dolphin. This means that it’s highly illegal to go whaling. However, there appears to be nothing to stop ports and shipping companies making money out of helping to ship whale meat from non-IWC sanctioned hunts, through EU ports and on to…

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Did Iggy Pop sell out the whales?

Well, one of my childhood heroes has apparently sold out the whales according to the Norwegian whaling industry. According to fiskeribladetfiskaren, in 2007, Iggy Pop fell for the propoganda of the Norwegian whaling industry and, whilst attending a pop festival (Bay Festival) in Tromsø, in northern Norway, .. was happy to accept that whale meat was freely…

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