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Icelandic Whalers Want Tourists to Join In

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Iceland’s Minke Whalers Association has decided to try a new way to bring in money and counter the opposition from animal welfare and environmental organizations. They want you to be a “whaler” for a day.

According to the Guardian, tourists will be invited to go to sea on the whaling ships, see a whale tail and even internal organs up close, and then eat whale meat and blubber. Sound appetizing? If it does, you may want to read up on mercury poisoning.

Gunnar Jonsson, head of the Minke Whalers Association, is emphasizing that whales will not be killed during these excursions and that the idea is to show people what whalers do. Still, this idea raises concern among environmentalists, many of whom are calling this an attempt to raise profits while demand for whale meat decreases and the popularity of whale-watching increases.

Iceland’s whaling continues to be opposed by conservation organizations and labeled a cruel and unnecessary practice in modern society. Says Vanessa Williams-Grey of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society: “We ask that people resist the temptation to give the meat a try despite whatever they may be told by local whale hunters. The fact is that only a small percentage of Icelandic people eat the meat these days. The whales suffer a long and slow death, they are not suitable as a species for human harvesting and, contrary to myth, they are not responsible for reducing local fish stocks.”

What do you think? Would you go on a whale-eating trip or would you stick with whale-watching?

 

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