Iceland could kill up to 184 endangered fin whales in 2013 — help us stop them. The Hvalur whaling company is Iceland’s biggest whaler. In the past 7 years, Hvalur has killed 280 endangered fin whales! The company’s managing director, Kristjan Loftsson claims that ‘whales are just another fish.’
Loftsson is using oil from dead whales to fuel his hunting ships so that he can kill even more endangered whales. He also sells the whale meat to Japan for pet dogs to eat!
Iceland has a growing whale-watching tourism market. This sustainable industry is many times more profitable than whaling. The Icelandic Tourism Association has already said it doesn’t want whaling to continue.
A new government is now in charge in Iceland and we need to let the President know that the world will not stand by as more endangered whales die.
Sign this petition to Iceland’s President Grimsson, and let him know you want to see whales safe and free, not boiled up for boat fuel or fed to dogs.