How is whaling still a thing? Humans have switched to being oil dependent for over 100 years now. The stories of whaling in Moby Dick seem archaic, but unfortunately they are not. Iceland, Japan, and Norway still slaughter thousands of whales each year.
In an evil twist of irony, recent reports link the same jerks senselessly murdering whales to a-holes that feed the whale meat to minks that will soon be slaughtered. Un-freaking-believable; the fur and whaling industries are linked by more than just greed.
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) found that whale meat is being utilized for fur farms in Norway. This is what happens when bad meets evil.
EIA and AWI estimate that for the past two years, Norway has killed more whales than Japan and Iceland combined coming in at 1,396 whales. Of those 1,396 whales, about 76 minke whales ( over 113 tons) were used as animal feed by Rogaland Pelsdyrfôrlaget, the largest manufacturer of animal feed for the Norwegian fur industry.
Susan Millward, Executive Director of AWI said ” Whaling is inherently cruel and has no place in a civilized society. Killing these sentient and magnificent animals to feed suffering animals on fur farms underscores why the world opposes whaling, and clearly demonstrates that Norwegians have no legitimate need for whale meat.”
How can I help end Norwegian whaling?
Share, share, share the word on these horrendous acts. Appetite for Peace and PETA would also like you to sign this petition asking Norway to stop whaling and to consider faux fur alternatives.