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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 Greenland Finland Whale Faroe Islands Denmark Sweden Svalbard Norway Iceland


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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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2 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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5 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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Schweden

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11 months ago #9487545        
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when even Finland looks frightened, you know shit is scary

2 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.

11 months ago #9490050        
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You know when Svalbard, Faore and Greenland team up, shit's gonna get nasty :D

1 year ago #9463469        
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Even Finland looked like "what? Help!"

2 years 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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2 years ago #9378537        
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note that all the countries that hunt whales have been part of Norway or is norway

Xarsor

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2 years ago #9342979        
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@Mecharic #9328297 Americans.

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