Animal rights activists protest killing of pregnant fin whale
Animal rights association Hard to Port have accused Icelandic whaling company of hunting a pregnant fin whale. Photos of the incident spread quickly on social media and a protest took place last night outside the premises of Hvalur hf in Hvalfjörður.
The press release from Hard to Port is as follows:
The photos of a fin whale fetus that was dragged into the processing factory
inHvalfjörður were captured on
Monday 20th August at 16.53 in the afternoon. The fetus whale was cut out of the body of the mother whale and was
quickly removed from three workers who were obviously nervous about this incident being captured on camera.
Arne Feuerhahn, CEO of marine conservation organisation Hard To Port who was on the scene with two other volunteers
from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society:
"It felt like the working staff had some concerns about dismembering the body of the 89th fin whale of the hunting season.
When they cut open the amniotic sac of the mother whale, the fetus just fell out of the body. It was absolutely horrific to witness this."
The news about this incident quickly spread on social media. Icelandic activists and members of the public have organized a
protest at 20.30 this evening (Monday 20th) at the whaling station in Hvalfjörður