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Here's the whale spotted off Svalbard's coast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r62edSNu3U8

Most of the Nordics hunt whales, though not usually humpback whales, so that's purely for the joke.


28th November 2012

Tagged in Finland Norway Sweden Whale Svalbard Greenland Iceland Faroe Islands Denmark

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Corson

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While I'm not fan of whale hunting you need to look at the countries in question. If you notice who don't hunt whales, it's the three countries with plenty of arable land (room for agriculture). The 5 "hunters" live on rocks, in extremely mountainous countries or countries too cold for farming.

It's easy for us to criticize the Faroe Islands or whatever for their whaling, but they live on a what's essentially a rock in the middle of the ocean. They can't just change to a farming culture like we have here in Denmark. It is (or has been for some areas) a big part of their food. They're not doing it for sport or as a luxury thing or whatever.

My logical side also has a bit of a problem seeing why it's worse than how we treat cows, pigs, chickens etc. in the rest of the world. As long as they're not hunting endangered species (Looking at Japan for a moment here..) why is worse than killing a cow? I bet the whales have a much better life than our livestock. They're not stuck in cages, in small pens etc.

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7 months ago #9390240        
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@billy: Therefore Inuit Tribes are Nordic now? Good to know <Sarcasm>...

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billy

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7 months ago #9378537        
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note that all the countries that hunt whales have been part of Norway or is norway



11 months ago #9342979        
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@Mecharic' #9328297' Americans.



10 days ago #9450492        
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Faroe Islands can offcourse do FINE without whaling - Whaling is a tiny part of the Faroese diet.
Most part is unfortunatly imported meat off all kinds.

Even imported meat from New Zealand and Iceland.



15 days ago #9448864        
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D:!



25 days ago #9445232        
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SAVAGES!!!!!!



1 month ago #9441288        
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I think that Japan wouldn´t have minded getting a piece of that action!



2 months ago #9437995        
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i was suprised that finland didnt want to be part of it

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Mal19

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3 months ago #9424318        
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Hmm...


Note to self: Always pray for a whale stranded at Norway/Iceland/Faroes/Greenland.



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