U.S. to sanction Iceland for resuming commercial whaling

Rogue whaling nations like Iceland plan on increasing whaling so as to distribute whale meat worldwide

The civilized world is still in the future when it comes to whaling and three nations, Japan, Norway, and Iceland still engage in this barbaric practice despite an international ban. Finally the US appears to be getting involved, at least where Iceland is concerned, by threatening sanctions if they don’t stop killing whales.  We shall have to step back and watch to see what happens.

Here’s the summary from Newser:

The United States will soon announce possible trade and diplomatic sanctions against Iceland for ramping up its whale hunts despite an international moratorium on commercial whaling. The Obama administration will cite Iceland under a domestic law that allows the president to act against foreign nationals or countries who flout international animal conservation rules, say US officials. After today’s announcement, the president has 60 days to decide on sanctions. Sometimes, the threat alone is enough to make targeted countries change their practices.

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The move comes less than a week after the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission stalled in discord between pro-whaling nations such as Iceland and Japan and their opponents. Iceland, Norway, and Japan continue to hunt whales despite a 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling. The US is particularly concerned about Iceland’s escalated hunt for endangered fin whales and its recent resumption of exports of whale meat to other pro-whaling nations.

I cannot imagine eating whale meat, as a matter of fact I am having a harder and harder time eating meat at all.  Unfortunately for our creatures, when it comes to the whales, there are still those who believe they are there to be harvested not protected.  What do you think about whales and whaling?  Do you think we are doing the right hing by pursuing sanctions against Iceland?

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5 Responses to U.S. to sanction Iceland for resuming commercial whaling

  1. Sagacious Hillbilly Reply

    July 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Fuck these Nordic assholes and Japan too. When it comes to whaling and other oceanic mammal harvesting, I’m for totally banning it. It’s astounding that they even think about doing it.

  2. JAPANIME Reply

    January 31, 2012 at 1:40 am

    You people should not talk about something you havent tried. Whale meat is a delicious delicacy for all to enjoy.

    • sven Reply

      March 4, 2012 at 10:32 am

      I Agree, whale meat is very nice. America, stop eating Lamb and I’ll stop eating Whale.

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