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    Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Iceland mulls whaling's future - Europe - Al Jazeera English

    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
    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?

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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    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?
    The problem with whalers is that they tend to ignore things like endangered species classification.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The problem with whalers is that they tend to ignore things like endangered species classification.
    Can't be that difficult to police surely? you would have thought said contraband would be quite difficult to hide

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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    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?
    Have you ever met any militant animal rights advocates? They would rather people get hunted and eaten than any animal.

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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Can't be that difficult to police surely? you would have thought said contraband would be quite difficult to hide


    Nah, just put the whale in the bait bucket.

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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Can't be that difficult to police surely? you would have thought said contraband would be quite difficult to hide
    Can you tell the difference between killer whale meat and blue whale meat?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Can you tell the difference between killer whale meat and blue whale meat?
    No, but I assume the carcass has to be taken into port first?
    Last edited by Red_Dave; 07-12-11 at 08:12 PM.

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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    No, but I assume the carcass has to be taken into port first?
    No, they do not bring an intact carcass back to port. It gets carved up on the deck.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Iceland wont be joining the EU any time soon. With the Icelandic people refusing to compensate the UK and another EU country for deposits from UK citizens in Icelandic banks, the chances of Iceland going the EU are very small
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    Re: Iceland mulls whaling's future

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Have you ever met any militant animal rights advocates? They would rather people get hunted and eaten than any animal.
    Why Whales though?

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