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A summer of hope and heartbreak for whales in Icelandic waters

A summer of hope and heartbreak for whales in Icelandic waters

Whaling ship Hvalur 8 arrives at the whaling station with two fin whales

Now that the 2023 whaling season in Iceland has ended, it’s time to reflect on the whirlwind of events that unfolded for the fin whales in Icelandic waters. We have been at the forefront of efforts to end the slaughter, and this season was a rollercoaster of emotions, with moments of hope that an end to whaling was in sight, and heartache as 25 sentient beings fell victim to the harpoons.

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