Iceland halts fin whaling

Iceland halts fin whaling


The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has welcomed the news that Iceland has called an end to the cruel practice of harpooning endangered fin whales.

Kristjan Loftsson, the lone Icelandic whaler, is responsible for killing 280 fin whales in Icelandic waters over the past six years. He has now abandoned plans to train his harpoons on the whales in 2012, according to Icelandic media reports. Loftsson’s whaling has put Iceland at risk of diplomatic action by the United ...


This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now