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Iceland’s First Slain Fin Whale Provokes Protests

The first fin whale of the summer was backpedalled to the harbor of Hvalfjörður fjord in West Iceland the day before yesterday. Tens of protestors observed and expressed their opposition to whaling.

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Photo courtesy of Icelandic Photo Agency.

Kristján Loftsson, the CEO of whaling company Hvalur, told ruv.is that whaling most certainly is worth pursuing, while spokesperson for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Sigursteinn Másson expressed his desire that Kristján give up hunting whales.

The quota granted to Hvalur this year is a total of 154 fin whales in addition to the unused 20 percent from last year’s quota.

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