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Whaling Debate Highlights Need for Industry Supervision

Whaling has long been a disputed topic, with whalers on one side and animal rights activists on the other.

During a debate in Northern Norway, both sides agreed that the whaling industry must be regulated and controlled to benefit both the animals and the industry.

  • Birgitte Annie Molid Martinussen

Norwegian version.

Today, Norway, Iceland, Japan, the USA, Russia, and Denmark (Greenland) are the only countries that still engage in whaling.

Only the first three do commercial whaling, while indigenous peoples hunt bowhead whales, gray whales, minke whales, and…

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