Sunday, February 01, 2009

Iceland: Economy down, exploitation up

Issue


Iceland To Increase Illegal Killing of Endangered Fin Whales
Last year, Iceland killed nine endangered Fin whales. A few months back they began exporting the meat from the endangered whales to Japan, which is a clear violation of international law. This year, they want to kill 150.


Iceland's whale-hunting increase sparks outcry among conservationists
"Iceland has spat in the face of marine conservationists around the world with their extremist announcement that they wish to slaughter 150 endangered fin whales and 100 minke whales this year."


Context


Financial crisis causes Iceland's government to collapse

Iceland's economic crisis toppled the government and destroyed the conservative prime minister's career yesterday when the entire cabinet resigned.

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