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Stop Icelandic Whaling - Take Action Now! | Care2 Causes

Stop Icelandic Whaling - Take Action Now! | Care2 Causes

Every year in Iceland, thousands and thousands of critically endangered fin whales are killed for their meat, by an Icelandic whaling company, called Hvalur . Kristjan Loftsson, the big boss of Hvalur, exports this whale meat to Japan, where it is considered tastier than Minke whale meat. Iceland has repeatedly ignored international conservation agreements , including the International Whaling Commission (IWC)’s ban on whaling, and drastically increased its whaling activities and international trade in whale products in recent years. Hundreds of minke whales and endangered fin whales have been killed since Iceland resumed whaling in 2006 — nearly 300 animals in 2009-2010 alone! Iceland’s sole fin whaling company, Hvalur hf, suspended its fin whaling due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, where it exports its whale meat. Despite this suspension, Iceland continued to pe...

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