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Iceland's whale hunt put on pause as season begins

Update : 21 Jun 2023, 02:14

The future of whale hunting in Iceland looks dim as the government hit it with a suspension. The move comes amid reports of animals suffering for hours on end.

The Icelandic government suspended whale hunting for the rest of the summer on Tuesday, following a report that found the practice contravenes the country's animal welfare standards.

"I have taken the decision to suspend whaling" until August 31, Food Minister Svandis Svavarsdottir said in a statement.

Iceland's Food and Veterinary Authority recently concluded that the killing of whales during the hunt took too long, according to the Animal Welfare Act, and provided a video showing a whale being hunted for five hours.


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