This morning, Greenpeace Germany activists boarded a ship docked in Hamburg, and prevented it from leaving with a cargo of meat from endangered fin whales.
10 July 2013
© Daniel Mueller / Greenpeace
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Germany doesn't hunt whales of course. Like almost every country in the world, the German government agrees that commercial whaling should be banned. Iceland allows whale hunting, but fin whale meat isn't popular there either. So the fin whales killed in the Iceland hunt are for export to Japan, which has a small, dwindling market for the meat.
By the time it reached Hamburg, the meat from roughly 10 fin whales whale was packed into six (presumably refrigerated) cargo containers. Last Friday, activists, with boats and banners, met the shipment in port upon its arrival. They es...