Norway kills 729 whales in record year for hunt but demand failing for meat

The ocean update

Leif Einar Karlsen, a whale hunter, shows how to harpoon whales in the port of Svolvaer in 2008 Leif Einar Karlsen, a whale hunter, shows how to harpoon whales in the port of Svolvaer in 2008

August 25th, 2014. More than 720 whales have been harpooned in Norway in the most deadly hunting season since the Government began defying an international ban in 1993.

The number is under the country’s self-imposed quota of 1,286 and the Government claims the four-month hunt is for the “protection and sustainable harvesting of marine resources”.

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