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Iceland hunts and sells endangered whales

 
 
Linkat
 
Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2014 01:24 pm
HB Grandi, an Icelandic fish supplier whose parent company, the Hvalur Group, commercially hunts whales while violating the treaty of the Convention of the International Whaling Commission. Since 1986, Hvalur has slaughtered at least 414 endangered finback whales and further violated trade agreements by shipping almost 3,000 tons of fin whale meat to Japan since 2008 alone. To add insult to injury, these endangered whales are not feeding people, rather some of the meat has ended up as luxury dog treats.

http://us.whales.org/issues/whaling-in-iceland
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Mame
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2014 04:05 pm
@Linkat,
By all means, boycott Iceland!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2014 05:42 pm
@Mame,
Hi, Mame.
Nah, I pretty much like Iceland from the spare amounts I know about the place and the people. Too cold for me though.
The company? I wouldn't be apt to buy from them if I the food was in my only store.
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2014 08:18 pm
@Mame,
You got it! No more finback whale for me.
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JTT
 
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Reply Fri 4 Apr, 2014 10:06 pm
@Linkat,
What unbelievable hypocrisy! The USA opts out of the ICJ to protect American war criminals and American terrorists who slaughter innocent humans the world over and you get your panties in a twist over some whales, Linkat!!??
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saab
 
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Reply Sat 5 Apr, 2014 12:48 am
Why are there less whales in Faxafloi?
Tourist industry says it is because the whales are hunted.
Fish industry says there are too many boats with tourists whale watching.
Go figure...
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2014 02:42 pm

"The nationals of Iceland are conducting trade in whale meat and products that diminishes the effectiveness of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)."

The Department of State is to re-examine bilateral cooperation projects, and where appropriate, to base U.S. cooperation with Iceland on the Icelandic government changing its whaling policy, abiding by the IWC moratorium on commercial whaling, and not engaging in trade in whale parts and products in a manner that diminishes the effectiveness of CITES.

Iceland's actions jeopardize the survival of the fin whale, which is listed in CITES among the species most threatened with extinction, and they undermine multilateral efforts to ensure greater worldwide protection for whales.

http://www.newsoficeland.com/politics/foreign-affairs/item/433-barack-obama-wants-iceland-to-stop-whaling
JTT
 
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Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2014 06:26 pm
@Linkat,
This is so god damned hypocritical, Linkat. Considering all the evil that the USA does, has done for well over a century, why do y'all persist in this unbelievable finger pointing.

There was considerable uproar about the Russians killing all the stray dogs and cats in Sochi.

In the Chagos islands the USA rounded up all the islanders family pets and gassed them to death with vehicle exhaust. This was done to intimidate those poor people. Then the USA moved them all from their island homes to Mauritius and stole their nation.

Read all about it yourself. Watch the movie, Stealing a Nation.

http://johnpilger.com/videos/stealing-a-nation

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