Iceland’s multi-millionaire rogue whaler Kristján Loftsson and his company Hvalur hf have resumed their slaughter of endangered fin whales in defiance of the international ban on commercial whaling. The hunt is Iceland’s first in three years and marks the start of a whaling season that could see up to 239 whales killed
Iceland’s rogue whaling kingpin Kristján Loftsson has announced the cancellation of yet another season hunting endangered fin whales this summer. The second season he has scrapped, citing ongoing difficulties with Japanese customs on imports of his whale products and also the strong krona.
A new shipment of 1,700 tonnes of whale meat has been dispatched from Kristján Loftsson’s company Hvalur, in Iceland, to Japan where he has used his own funds to set up a company to import and market fin whale meat as a delicacy. This shipment adds to over 5,500 tonnes of whale products exported to Japan recent years