Whale Hunting Ban Lifted In Iceland

This decision, initially driven by animal welfare concerns, has reignited global debates on conservation and traditional practices.

This allows the only company with a valid whaling license, Hvalur hf, to resume its operations.

However, this decision comes with stricter regulations and increased supervision.

Shockingly, around 40% of hunted whales did not die instantly, with some taking up to two hours.

This sparked an outcry from various environmental and animal rights groups.

Loftsson’s sentiments reflect the tension between traditional practices and evolving global perspectives on animal rights.

Iceland, along with Norway and Japan, is one of the few countries that have allowed commercial whaling in recent years.

Several countries, including the UK, US, and Germany, have previously condemned Iceland’s whaling policy.

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