A document has been released which suggests that whale meat is being used in feed supplied to fur farms in Norway.
Norway's whalers continue to carry out commercial whaling each year, killing hundreds of minke whales, though in recent years they have been unable to reach their government's self-allocated quota of over 1200 whales.
Timeline: November 2015
Location: N: 69 45 56 E: 18 40 18 Kaldfjorden, Northern Norway.
One year after WDC exposed Norwegian whale meat illegally on sale at one of the world’s biggest food and agricultural fairs in Germany, the Berlin Public Prosecutor has ruled that Arne Roed, managing director of Ford Norge and Innovation Norway, the company responsible for the stand, must pay a fine of 1,000 EUR.
Kitty Block, Vice President of Humane Society International has contributed to a piece in Livescience.com asking for the United States to give serious consideration to stepping up its game against c
So what did yesterday’s closed-door session reveal? From the opening session it’s hard to tell.
WDC congratulates the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s fastest-growing hotel companies whose brands include Radisson, Park Inn and Quorvus, which yesterday confirmed that it has added whale meat to its list of prohibited foodstuffs. The move follows a complaint made by a tour guide whose party stayed at the Group’s Radisson Blu hotel at Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway where they were shocked to see whale meat on the menu. The ban covers over 440 hotels in 72 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa operated by the Rezidor Group.
The Norwegian Råfisklag (Fishermen’s Sales Association) reports that, as of Monday June 30th, 603 minke whales have been killed. Although the season is barely halfway through, the grim tally already exceeds last year’s total of 590 whales and once again, Norway has allocated itself a quota of 1,286 whales.