EU, U.S. blast Iceland for stepping up whaling

Workers cut up a finwhale at a port in ReykjavikBRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and United States delivered a strongly worded complaint to Iceland on Monday condemning an increase in whaling and urging it to observe an international ban on the commercial hunting of whales. In a joint move with other nations, including Brazil, Mexico and Australia, the European Commission said its ambassador in Reykjavik delivered a note – a diplomatic "demarche" – saying Iceland was harming efforts to save endangered species and urged it to stop trading whale meat, oil and other material. "We … …

September 15, 2014 10:15 pm

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