Monday, May 16, 2011

A Crack In The Ice

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reports that the Icelandic whaler who has slaughtered nearly 300 endangered Fin Whales over the past five years is 'hanging up his harpoon'. The man will not be named here because such a cruel and insensitive person does not deserve recognition; especially since his reason for stopping is financial. Apparently his sale of whale meat to Japan has been disrupted by their recent tsunami tragedy, and there is no longer any market for whale meat in his country. It is too bad that his decision was not made out of a realization of the barbarity of his past practices, but at least he is stopping. Perhaps with this crack in the ice, more of his peers in Iceland and Norway will follow his lead.

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