WHALE-Y GOOD NEWS: This year, Iceland won’t be killing any whales

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ICELAND’S biggest whaling companies aren’t killing any whales this year – which is very good news for whales!

One of the biggest Icelandic whaling businesses, IP-Utgerd, has announced that it will stop whaling altogether, while the largest whaling company in the country, Hvalur hf., has stopped whaling operations for the second year in a row. 

Conservationists hope that this means the end of whaling in the country, but they’re not certain it is.

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“This is indeed terrific news that for a second straight year, vulnerable fin whales will get a reprieve from Hvalur hf.’s harpoons, the sole fin whaling company,” said Fabienne McLellan, co-director of international relations at sea charity ‘Ocean Care’.

“Now is the time for Iceland to become an ethical whale watching, not whale killing nation.” said Rob Read, director of Sea Shepherd UK, a group that investigated the Hvalur whaling business.

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arya · 1 year ago


opalstar · 1 year ago

Great I love wales I hate killing.

katkid10 · 1 year ago

That is very good, but I don't get why people want to eat whale. (I bet that it tastes gross anyway.)

unicorn432 · 1 year ago


arya · 1 year ago

I agree it probably tastes disgusting! 🤢
Maybe it's just posh... 🤣

uni_corn · 1 year ago

Great!🐳 they shouldn't be killing them anyway

cocokoala · 1 year ago

I agree. You should be put in jail if you try to kill a whale 🐋 on purpose.

happy26 · 1 year ago

Whales are fascinating creatures !

brontefan1 · 1 year ago

I am glad!!!! :) if they kill one ore whale i will go MAD! :) (also call the police!)

brontefan1 · 1 year ago


crystallv · 12 months ago

I agree with all y’all cause just because whales 🐳 can’t talk and tell u how they feel obviously 🙄 they don’t want to be harmed or hurt

pup27 · 9 months ago

Brilliant news ! I am so happy . I hope they won’t kill them anymore.

prolucas · 7 months ago

noooo all wales are going to be dead!!!!!!!!!!!

scarlet10 · 7 months ago

well done but every country should do it and should of done is years ago!!!!!