While the rest of the world honors the international moratorium on commercial whaling, Iceland exploits it for profits.
Please don't visit Iceland, and tell your friends & family not to visit Iceland.
June 25, 2013: That's Why Mums Shouldn't Go to Iceland (Or Dads, Kids... Indeed Anyone) (Huffington Post)
June 20, 2013: Iceland kills first fin whales of season (MSN NZ)
May 28, 2013: Iceland to Resume the Slaughter of Endangered Fin Whales (Sea Shepherd)
May 26, 2013: Iceland to kill rare fin whales for dog snacks (The Sunday Times)
On September 15, 2011, President Obama:
"...directed US government officials to consider the appropriateness of traveling to Iceland."
Whales are beautiful, intelligent creatures. And a majority of the world agrees that whales should not be killed and sold for profits. This agreement has been the status quo for decades. But there are still a few countries like Iceland that defy the international moratorium on commercial whaling. Iceland kills endangered whales and they sell the meat to Japan. It is disturbing enough that Iceland exploits the moratorium for its own profits—now Iceland's tourism board claims "Iceland is one of the ten best destinations worldwide for whale watching." The whales that tourists watch from Iceland are also slaughtered by Iceland and sold to Japan.
Most people are not aware that Iceland kills endangered whales. We aim to change that. If Iceland wants international tourists then it must respect the international moratorium on commercial whaling.
If you're looking for a place to watch whales, you have choices:
Glacier Bay, Alaska...
Near Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada...
Near Monterey Bay, California...
Oceanic Society - San Francisco Whale Tours - S.F. Bay Whale Watching - California Whale Adventures
Santa Cruz Whale Watching - Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Princess Monterey Whale Watching - Randy's Fishing and Whale Watching Trips
...In the Atlantic Ocean...
About 1,000 miles from Lisbon, Portugal...