Commercial whaling is making a comeback – Iceland kills whale, breaking international ban:
Iceland’s Fisheries Ministry has estimated there are more than 43,000 minke whales and 25,000 fin whales in Iceland’s coastal waters. A limited commercial hunt, it has said, would be “consistent with the principle of sustainable development.”
Iceland stopped commercial whaling in 1986 and scientific whaling in 1989. It resumed scientific whaling in 2003.
Japan has been using that excuse for decades, of course.
It’s sad seeing such huge, magnificent creatures slaughtered for our consumption; but like most resources, if there’s money to be had…
At least sealers don’t have the gall to call their harvest “scientific sealing”.
Anyone want to do some scientific cowing?