Did you know that Norway killed a larger number of whales that Iceland and Japan combined over the past two years? This makes Norway the kingpin of whaling nations. How did this come about?
Large whale hunting was banned by a moratorium in the 1980s. However, Norway filed an objection and is now granting itself unauthorized hunting qotas. In 2014 and 2015 Norway killed nearly 1400 (!) minke whales. Nevertheless, Norway’s whaling is hardly ever facing critique by the international community.
Today, 13 June, three international species conservation organisations – OceanCare, Pro Wildlife and Animal Welfare Institute – published the report FROZEN IN TIME detailing Norway’s whaling.