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The killing of a blue whale reveals how disconnected we are from nature | Philip Hoare

We need a better story than the pathetic one played out by beautiful animals that we haul into the sea of our ignoranceThey might as well have shot a giant panda. This week an Icelandic whaling company, Hvalur hf, caused uproar when it was revealed that it had killed a blue whale. Hvalur has killed hundreds of fin whales - mostly destined as meat for export to Japan. It resumed its hunt in June, after a three-year hiatus. But no blue whale - a highly endangered cetacean - has been deliberately killed for 40 years."We have never caught a blue whale in our waters since they were protected," Kristján Loftsson, the managing director of Hvalur told CNN. "We see them in the ocean. When you approach a blue whale, it's so distinct that you leave it alone." Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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