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Iceland suspends whale hunting over animal welfare concerns

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Iceland’s government has announced that it is suspending this year’s whale hunting until the end of August due to animal welfare concerns, likely bringing the controversial practice to a historic end. The decision was made after a recent monitoring report by the country’s Food and Veterinary Authority found that the killing of fin whales, the second-largest marine mammal after the blue whale, took too long based on the main objectives of the Animal Welfare Act. Shocking video clips showed a whale’s agony as it was hunted for five hours.

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