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Gordon Ramsay Slammed for Eating Whale in Iceland

hellskitchen_posterUK celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay of Hell’s Kitchen fame was criticized by animal conservationists for eating minke whale at a restaurant in Iceland during a recent break in the country in The Scottish Sun.

Vanessa Williams-Grey of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, said, “This year’s whaling season has just begun and five minke have already been slaughtered—much of it will end up on tourist plates. I’m sure he would be horrified to think he has helped keep this cruel industry alive.”

The article said the chef had “savoured the starter despite his recent campaign to save endangered sharks.” Ramsay was not available for comment but an “insider” pointed out that minke whales are not endangered.

However, animal conservationists have criticized the method of killing the whales, which they describe as “slow and painful”.

This is not the first time Ramsay has taken a bashing for his activities in Iceland; in 2008 the chef raised controversy when he went puffin hunting in the Westman Islands.

Click here to read more about that story and here to read more about whaling in Iceland.


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