Whale hunting- restarts in summer 2009

Posted on November 29, 2009 by

In summer 2009 in Iceland, not only the tourism season opened but also the whale hunting, although the disappointment of many people around the world.
After rejecting the International moratorium, in 2006 Iceland opened again the hunting of whales, and it fixed

the limit of captured animals to 150 Minke Whale and 150 Fin Whale- this last species runs the risk of exctinction, as declared by the International association for Nature protection.
Although the new government officially declares to be against this activity, it anyway decided once again to open the hunting justifying it with economical reasons that are indeed quite poor, considering that the Icelanders barely eat whale meat themselves and this is not a flourishing trade.

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