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Can Whaling in Iceland be stopped?

Iceland is one of the few countrys that hasn’t banned whaling yet. Even though the hunts do not comply with the animal welfare laws, the government says that it will be impossible to stop whaling in 2023. This is because licenses for whaling are issued by the minister of food. These licences will expire in the end of 2023. However it is still unclear if they will be renewed after that.
According to the laws, the hunt should be done so that the whales feel little to no pain and should die quickly so that the suffering isn’t too long. The authoritys don’t think any laws are being broken because in their opinion it is clear that the whales must not suffer during the process.
Though only one whale was killed in times of the pandemic, 148 whales got killed let alone last year

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