A few months ago, we reported on the killing and butchering of a potential hybrid blue whale/fine whale in Iceland. Now, new photos have revealed the Icelandic whalers have committed the same atrocity.
Footage captured by Sea Shepherd on August 24 shows whalers dragging an unusual whale, known as “whale 98,” into a whale station in Hvalfjörður, a fjord located about half an hour from the capital Reykjavík.
The exact species of whale 98 is not known officially yet. Sea Shepherd has argued that it appears to be a blue whale, however, the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute of Iceland carried out a DNA analysis and determined that it was a hybrid, most likely of a blue whale and a fin whale. This, however, is a preliminary analysis that still needs to be confirmed.
Either way, the acts currently taking place in Iceland are atrocious and the best way to put an end killings is by bringing attention on the nation.