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April 19, 2018 - The Ecologist

Iceland to resume hunting endangered fin whales

Iceland to resume hunting endangered fin whales

Clare Perry, leader of EIA's (Environmental Investigation Agency) Ocean Campaign, said: “We are utterly appalled to learn that after two years free from explosive harpoons and seas stained red with their blood, fin whales – supposedly granted international protection – are once more to be callously slaughtered in pursuit of a profit.

GruntVegan: It is predominantly tourists visiting Iceland that seek out whale meat presuming it is part of Iceland’s identity. In an effort to change the mindset of tourists and end the slaughter of whales, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and IceWhale (the Association of Icelandic Whale Watchers) have launched the “Meet Us, Don’t Eat Us” campaign, encouraging Iceland visitors to reconsider whale meat consumption and go whale watching instead.

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