End Commercial Whaling Forever

Target: Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland

Goal: Stop using whales for profit and pleasure in Iceland.

Iceland is one of only three countries in the entire world that still allow whaling. It is pathetic that the country still allows such a pointless and barbaric act in the name of commercialism. Iceland has seen a significant decrease in the demand for whale meat, and many operations have voluntarily shut down, yet the country has yet to take the step of outlawing this archaic practice to save such a magnificent species.

On top of whaling, whale watching is a common tourist industry. However, the recent decrease in tourism due to the current pandemic has shown many researchers that even something as unobtrusive as watching has detrimental effects on the health of whales. Scientists have found that the noises and water disturbances caused by boats and other aquatic industries greatly increase the stress levels in whales. This is linked to the whales’ inability to successfully reproduce which further threatens their species.

Sign this petition to urge Iceland to stop exploiting whales for meat and tourism.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Jakobsdóttir,

Recent scientific studies have found that tourism industries such as whale watching have detrimental effects on the health of whales. The continuous underwater disturbances caused by whale watching boats greatly increase whales’ stress. Among other things, this decreases a whale’s conception rate which is detrimental to the future of the species. While whale watching may increase human sympathy for the plight of these magnificent beasts, it is slowly killing them and destroying their future.

On top of that, it is shameful that Iceland still allows whaling. The recent loss of tourism has shown the dwindling market for whale meat and how unnecessary this cruel practice is.

I urge you to outlaw the horrific slaughter of whales in your country and stop exploiting and harming whales for human profit.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Erik Christensen

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35 Comments

  1. Animal abusers must be exterminated.

  2. DESPICABLE and REPREHENSIBLE….All wildlife deserves to live the life they were meant to live. Force these ‘killer’ punks to hunt each other…IMO

  3. Greed is all this entire world seems to agree on and will at ANY cost kill, or destroy entire groups of animals, just for $$$!!!!
    Isn’t that the start to the END??!!!

  4. We take, and we take, and then take more until it’s all gone. When will humans ever learn that their actions are killing our world? I believe that the only animal which wouldn’t be missed if they were all gone, is the human animal. We ruin the beautiful things in this world with our drilling for oil, removing whole mountain tops for coal, digging up the land for metals, clear cutting forests and wiping out entire species. It’s past due time that we wise up and change our ways and save our Earth and all things on it.

  5. PURE EVIL!!!! STOP THIS SADISTIC DEMENTED CRUELTY!!! DISGUSTED AT THE CRUELTY IN THIS WORLD!!!

  6. WHO GIVES HUMANS THE RIGHT TO MURDER!! MURDER!! and MURDER!! STOP THIS HORRIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME, ICELAND, THE COUNTRY OF THE WORST ANIMAL ABUSERS…WHALES ARE BEAUTIFUL AND MAJESTIC ANIMALS….AND YOU ICELANDERS ARE UGLY, SADISTIC AND PSYCHOPATHIC NATURE DESTROYERS! SHAME ON ICELAND, THE COUNTRY WHERE A SICKENING ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME IS COMMITTED BECAUSE OF BRAINLESS GREED!!!! I PROTEST AGAINST WHALING, ALSO IN MY COUNTRY.

  7. Shirley Lemieux says:

    All over the World, people reading and signing this petition are horrified that Whaling in Iceland still exists. The images are disturbing. A morgue of hundreds of slaughtered Whales embedded in our brains and the memories of Countries who seek to destroy these magnificent whales.

  8. Stephanie Geyser says:

    Iceland is likely to only pass laws to prohibit whaling AFTER they have made the whales extinct, like South Africa did for the quagga in 1886 (3 years after the last one died). Unfortunately, Iceland is a mercenary country – only interested in financial profits.

  9. Patricia Lopes says:

    Shame on you Iceland !!

  10. Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland

    Stop using whales for profit and pleasure in Iceland.

    Iceland is one of only three countries in the entire world that still allow whaling. It is pathetic that the country still allows such a pointless and barbaric act in the name of commercialism. Iceland has seen a significant decrease in the demand for whale meat, and many operations have voluntarily shut down, yet the country has yet to take the step of outlawing this archaic practice to save such a magnificent species.

  11. Janet Garraghan says:

    This is utterly sickening! Barbaric, sadistic, horrific! What the hell are these backward degenerates thinking! This is NOT ok!

  12. Katrin – All animals have just as much a right as we do to live their lives in peace on this planet, free from torture and murder at the hands of humans. Shame on Iceland for hunting and killing these innocent whales. It is time to leave the Animal Kingdom alone…

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