Norwegian whalers sell animals’ meat for dog food or dump it into the sea

The waste comes as hunters slaughter 575 minke whales — the highest number in five years — as Jane Dalton explains

Thursday 28 October 2021 17:58

Norwegian whalers are handing over meat from marine animals as dog food, new documents reveal, after they slaughtered near-record numbers this year.

Some hunters have given whale meat to a sled dog company when they had more than they could sell in shops, and others have reportedly admitted dumping whale meat in the sea.

Some of the catch is even exported to Japan, another country that defies the international ban on whaling and protects its “cultural tradition” of hunting the mammals.

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