more good news! ❣👌🐋🐳🐋🐋 For the first time since 2003, Iceland will not hunt whales this summer due to the lack of demand for the meat.
As reported by Icelandic TV channel RÚV, it doesn't just apply to fin whales, which are endangered, but also minke whales, which are now thriving.
The last company in the country to still hunt fin whales, Hvalur hf., has already said that it wouldn't be hunting the animals this summer because it got its permit too late.
Minke whale meat will still be imported from #Norway
though, in order to satisfy the small demand there still is in Iceland.
Sadly though, it is likely that minke whale hunting will begin again in spring next year.
This marks the first time since 2003 that a #whaling
season has passed without a hunt, when 'scientific hunts' were launched. In 2006, Iceland took the decision to drop the pretence of research and engage in for-profit whaling.
Meanwhile, Japan has officially begun to hunt whales again this year, with commercial whaling in #Japan
returning after the country lifted its 31-year-long ban.
#iceland #nipon #savethewhales