Iceland will stop whaling in 2024 because of public outrage and dwindling demand

Iceland will stop whaling in 2024 because of public outrage and dwindling demand

Iceland has announced that it would stop whaling in 2024 due to diminishing demand and ongoing controversy. “There are few arguments to approve whale hunting beyond 2024,” when present quotas expire, said Svands Svavarsdóttir, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, in an op-ed published in Friday’s Morgunblai newspaper. The minister stated that it was “undisputed” that […]

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POLL: Should Iceland be sanctioned for approving the killing of hundreds of whales?

POLL: Should Iceland be sanctioned for approving the killing of hundreds of whales?

Iceland’s being condemned for recently approving the killing of hundreds whales over the next five years. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling in 1986, but like Japan, Iceland continued to use the scientific whaling loophole. After leaving the IWC in the 1990s in protest and returning in 2002, Iceland resumed scientific whaling in […]

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