09 Sep '11, 3pm

Iceland's commercial whalers exported another 133 tonnes of endangered fin whales in July as Obama mulls over sanctions

2011-09-09 Iceland Exports Endangered Whale Meat As Obama Mulls Sanctions Environmental and welfare groups, including WDCS, today revealed that Iceland's commercial whaling operation exported a further 133 metric tonnes of whale products from endangered fin whales in July despite the pending threat of US trade sanctions for violating conservation agreements that protect the endangered fin whales. The 133 metric tonnes of whale meat worth an estimated US$1.2 million was exported to Japan in July 2011 even as the US administration announced that Iceland was defying the global ban on commercial whaling. Since 2006, 280 endangered fin whales, the second largest animal on the planet, have been killed by the Icelandic whaling company “Hvalur”, despite the international ban on commercial whaling. On July 19th Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke certified that Iceland was ...

Full article: http://www.wdcs.org/news.php?select=1044

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