Elding expresses its profound disappointment upon learning the decision announced yesterday by the Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, to allow Hvalur hf. to continue whaling in 2023!
Our deepest concerns lie with the hundreds of whales that may now be subjected to this practice, as it stands in stark contrast to the principles of environmental stewardship and conservation that we hold so dearly.
Whales play a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance of our planet, and their protection is essential for the health of our oceans. This decision not only poses a threat to the fragile balance of marine ecosystems but also robs future generations of the opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
Five years ago, Elding published a statement condemning the killing of a hybrid between an endangered blue whale and a fin whale, which highlighted similar issues that are still being addressed to this day. It is extremely tragic that whaling continues to be allowed when it is impossible to guarantee that the killings are done in a humane way!
We call upon all stakeholders to unite in the cause of safeguarding our marine marvels; this needs to stop! Whales are worth a lot more alive than dead!
Elding’s statement from 2018, condemning the killing of a hybrid between an endangered blue whale and a fin whale: facebook.com/notes/629972301010860/
Please consider signing this petition to end whaling in Iceland once and for all: change.org/p/ban-whaling-in-iceland