Inhumane whaling methods involving exploding harpoons largely unchanged for 70 years
Spring has finally arrived! That means sunny days, blooming flowers and… the brutal slaughter of thousands of whales. That's right – the Norwegian whaling season officially opened on April 1, or All Fools' Day, although this 'cultural tradition' is certainly no joke for the whales or the people who love them.
Norway is one of three nations which continue to kill whales for commercial purposes, despite ardent international opposition and a global moratorium on commercial whaling. This year, the Norwegian government set a quota of 1,286 minke whales for the hunting season, which lasts from April to August.
by: Laura Bridgeman