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Moby is a Dick

Here's the whale spotted off Svalbard's coast

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

Greenland Iceland Faroe Islands Denmark Whale Svalbard Finland Sweden Norway
28th November 2012
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7 years ago #9407464        

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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6 years ago #9565617        

Even Finland is freaked out. When Finland is freaked out, you know weird shit is going on.

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5 years ago #9597102        

You must remember, those holding the spears live on an essentially bad place to have livestock or farm. Norway is mountainous, Iceland, Svalbard, and Greenland are very cold, and the Faroe Islands is rocky(Yes, they have sheep, but those are native to the land.). Finland, Sweden, and Denmark have space to farm and raise livestock.

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5 years ago #9629736        

You know shit is scary when Finland looks scared and Sweden holds on to Denmark

4 years ago #9778184        

Woah... Finland is SCARED? Usually it's only Åland who can do that! Nice job Svalbard, you did the impossible. Oh and one more thing, watch out. Finland's probably coming for you right now. He did the same to Åland...

5 years ago #9711999        

Finland looks terrified.
Take out your cameras, this is rare.

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4 years ago #9757514        

Most whales... and fish, for that matter... are pale on the underside, to camouflage with the sunlight, and dark on their top halves, to camouflage with the dark depths below, all the better not to be seen by predators (or their prey).
I would imagine an albino whale has a better chance of being killed by something or someone before it has a chance to procreate and pass on it's mutant colouration gene. Natural Selection at work.

4 years ago #9752686        

You know Sh*ts going down when Sweden is holding onto Denmark for dear life

7 years ago #9340457        

You know something is off, not only when Finland backs away from the fight, but also when he pairs up with Denmark and Sweden.

4 years ago #9756772        

Now I realize why Norway and Svalbard are brothers

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