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Iceland Is New Front In Whale Wars

First Posted: 07/20/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:30 PM ET

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nytimes.com:

With Japan's whale hunt in stormy southern seas wrapped for the season, the battle over efforts by a handful of countries to expand whale hunts has shifted to Iceland. There, Greenpeace filmmakers caught video of a whaling vessel hauling two fin whales to the pier for processing. The environmental group is trying to force the new Iceland government to cancel the whaling quota set by the previous government, which collapsed amid the financial crisis. The quota would allow the killing of 150 fin whales and more than 100 minke whales each year for five seasons. So far, the new government has said it would not cancel this year's hunt.

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