31 Aug '15, 4pm

The Arctic: The Next Frontier for Iceland's Illegal Whaling? #NRDC #sustainability #greenblog

The Arctic: The Next Frontier for Iceland's Illegal Whaling? #NRDC #sustainability #greenblog

Iceland's whaling season is in full swing, with 100 (and counting) endangered fin whales slaughtered in violation of the International Whaling Commission's moratorium against commercial whaling. That's old news--I've blogged repeatedly about Iceland's renegade whaling . Bur for the first time, Iceland is using the Arctic to ship whale meat and products to Japan. In connection with President Obama's visit to Alaska this week and the U.S. State Department-sponsored GLACIER conference (which invites foreign ministers and high-level leaders from Arctic nations as well as countries and intergovernmental bodies with strong interests in the Arctic--including Iceland--to address the most urgent issues facing the Arctic today), NRDC, Animal Welfare Institute, Environmental Investigation Agency and others are urging GLACIER delegates to ensure that Arctic waters are not open for Ice...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/tkiekow/the_arctic_the_...

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