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Monday, October 23, 2006

How do you say goobye in Iceland?

With a harpoon. The slaughter has begun.



  • In Icelandic, Bless.

    Also, we are only going to hunt a few whales. The number is about 40 whales I think, more whales get hit by ships and die then that.

    By Blogger Andri, At 5:21 am  

  • Right. So whales get killed by ships, and the solution is to kill more of them? The fin whale is endangered, there is no real reason to hunt them (apart from that you want to), and we'd all be better off with them in the water and not carved up. Why this insanity?

    By Blogger Tristen, At 2:54 pm  

  • Anyway, more on how to say things in Icelandic

    By Blogger Tristen, At 4:25 pm  

  • The whales species that Iceland is hunting are not endangered by ship strikes. Killing a small conservative number of them will be sustainable.

    The whales species that are endangered by ship strike and entanglement in fishing gear do need assistance to survive and replenish their numbers. Complaining about whaling however does not help achieve these goals.

    The fin whale classification of "endangered" is based on the fact that numbers were reduced heavily in the Southern Hemisphere. The population of fin whales that Iceland hunts is a local population, and it is quite abundant, at about 70% of it's pre-exploitation numbers, and it has been growing rapidly in recent times.

    It is not insane to wish to utilise abundant natural resources in a sustainable and conservative manner for the good of one's people.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 7:20 am  

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