Tourists to experience a day in the life of an Icelandic whaler

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Chasseurs de baleines islandais

Chasseurs de baleines islandais © AFP PHOTO / Halldor Kolbeins

Whalers hope hands-on experience will provide new ways to make money and persuade people of their point of view

Icelandic whalers, fed up with animal welfare groups telling them to stop killing whales, have found a new way to make money and persuade people of their point of view. From next month they will invite tourists to go out to sea with them to watch minke and other whales close-up. The holidaymakers will then get to “experience” the life of a whaler, see and hear harpoons being fired, touch a whale tail, inspect the internal organs of whales and sit down for a tasty meal of blubber and whale meat with the captain.

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