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Iceland Plans Big Whalemeat Trade


Animals  (tags: Whales, Iceland, Japan, Exports, whale meat, slaughter, killing, suffering, AnimalWelfare, endangered, sadness, wildlife )

Dee
- 3559 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The company behind Iceland's fin whaling industry is planning a huge export of whale meat to Japan.



   

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Dee C (23)
Friday September 25, 2009, 1:20 pm
"This summer, Hvalur hf caught 125 fins - a huge expansion on previous years.

The company's owner says he will export as much as 1,500 tonnes to Japan. This would substantially increase the amount of whalemeat in the Japanese market.

The export would be legal because these nations are exempt from the global ban on trading whalemeat, but conservation groups doubt its commercial viability."

Read more at site..
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday September 25, 2009, 5:51 pm
Thanks Dee
 

MmAway M (519)
Friday September 25, 2009, 6:19 pm
OH MY GOSH....I have to get back to this one...notebook giving me a sign it is going to shut off...coming back Dee.

Thank you...got to read this article. This is horrible.
 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Friday September 25, 2009, 6:59 pm
So wrong and they dont care.....sad day when money gets in the way of empathy....

Big Gorilly Hugs
 

Thomas b (29)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 8:38 am
how is it some countries go backward, iceland sliding downhill. japan has long benn a bottom feeder. shame on both.
 

Elderberry T (201)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 9:49 am
Very disappointing news. Boycott!
 

mary f (200)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 10:31 am
i already boycott them this is awful
 

Mandi T (367)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 1:37 pm
This is soooooo awful BOYCOTT>
Tx Dee
 

Roseann d (178)
Sunday September 27, 2009, 5:35 pm
Bad news for a sick and dying planet.
 

IE Ries (237)
Monday September 28, 2009, 8:49 am

How is it that they are being allowed to do this? The EU banned whaling and so did the international whaling ban treaty. How is this possible? Who is greasing who's palms here??!!
 

. (0)
Monday September 28, 2009, 9:44 am
Well, they can kiss goodbye to EU membership then!
.... and Kristjan Loftsson can kiss goodbye to his whaling ships - they are going down to Davy Jones locker!
 
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