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Iceland’s Whaling Protested in London

Four international environment protection organizations protested Iceland’s whaling outside the Icelandic Embassy in London on Friday.

Leaders of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) demanded an explanation from Icelandic authorities on the purpose of whaling.

Whaling in Iceland. Copyright: Icelandic Poto Agency.

An IFAW announcement said that a giant finger is being pointed at the Icelandic Embassy as a symbol for the condemnation Iceland is subject to for killing whales, ruv.is reports.

Such killings are “evil acts” because it takes the animal more than 30 minutes to die after it has been harpooned, the IFAW stated.

The Icelandic Ministry of Fisheries issued a quota for 200 minke whales and 150 fin whales this season.

According to The Times Online, Britain lodged an official objection on Friday to the Icelandic government’s decision on continued whaling. The British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, along with the US and 24 other nations, sent a formal diplomatic protest to Iceland against the “illegal hunting.”

Click here to read the article in The Times Online in full and here to read more about whaling in Iceland.

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