68,000 refuse to eat whale

'Meet us, don't eat us.'

'Meet us, don't eat us.' Photo: Árni Torfason

Iceland’s Fisheries Ministry has now received almost 68,000 postcards signed by Icelanders and tourists alike pledging not to eat whale meat in Iceland.

This initiative is part of a project called ‘Meet us, don't eat us’, spearheaded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Mainly targeted at tourists, the petition is a pledge not to consume whale meat in Iceland and a demand for the Icelandic government to alter its current policy on whaling.

Postcards have been collected in the streets of Reykjavik and on board whale watching-ships in Reykjavik and Húsavík (North Iceland).

Volunteers from SEEDS and representatives of Icelandic whale-watching companies delivered a further consignment of over 4,000 postcards to the Fisheries Ministry today, bringing the total close to 68,000.

According to their website, “SEEDS Iceland is an Icelandic non-governmental, non-profit volunteer organisation designed to promote intercultural understanding, environmental protection and awareness through work on environmental, social and cultural projects within Iceland.”

Today's 4,000 postcards being delivered to the Ministry.

Today's 4,000 postcards being delivered to the Ministry. Photo: Megan Whittaker

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