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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 Norway Whale Finland Denmark Faroe Islands Svalbard Sweden Iceland Greenland


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Corson

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2 years ago #9407464        
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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 #9597102        
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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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10 months ago #9565617        
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Even Finland is freaked out. When Finland is freaked out, you know weird shit is going on.

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elinbet

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5 months ago #9629736        
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You know shit is scary when Finland looks scared and Sweden holds on to Denmark

Schweden

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1 year ago #9487545        
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when even Finland looks frightened, you know shit is scary

3 years ago #9340457        
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You know something is off, not only when Finland backs away from the fight, but also when he pairs up with Denmark and Sweden.

1 month ago #9673355        
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Waitwaitwaitwaitwait. wait. you mean to tell me.... that Finland.. the dude who LOVES to apparently kill things, doesn't hunt whales, but yet nature loving Norway, does?............................................ huh ;-;.... i- i'm so confused ;-;

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Kyasarin

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3 months ago #9650205        
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Finland feels uncomfortable when he's not the scariest person in the room.

And again I demand more Svalbard :D

5 months ago #9629725        
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Mr Japan wants to join them

8 months ago #9585830        
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Finland, I'm surprised!

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