Iceland mulls whaling's future - Europe - Al Jazeera English
The video has some interesting interviews with Whalers, tourists etc. as well as making Whale meet look incredibly tasty. It also mentions that Whaling would have to stop if Iceland joins the EU. Personally I don't see the problem here. So long as the species being hunted is not endangered why should Whales be treated differently then any other animal?Iceland is one of the world's last whaling nations, yet the Atlantic island now makes more money out of whale tourism.
But with more than 100 restaurants in Reykjavik offering tourists exotic whale meat dishes, the country's small whaling fleet continues to hunt the giant sea creatures.
Now, the country's conservationists are fighting back on behalf of the whale, with the slogan "meet us, don't eat us"
As pro- and anti-whaling nations meet on the British island of Jersey to consider the future of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the whaling lobby says hunting is part of a sustainable Icelandic tradition