Iceland: A Story of Progress Which May Halt Performing Sea Life; and Whaling.

15/10/20.

Yesterday, 14/10; we did a quick post about thee 2 Belugas Little Grey and Little White.

You can see all our posts on this wonderful rescue from performing prison and a journey to freedom below in the ‘Archive’.

For over a decade LG and LW had been ‘performing’ for humans in a very small indoor tank in Shanghai.  It was time to get them out of their prison, and the daily routine of performing stupid tricks for even more stupid people who were prepared to pay and watch them act.

Now meet the whales with much more to smile about !

Two belugas (LG and LW)  are transported from captivity in China to a new ocean refuge over 6,000 miles away in Iceland thanks to British charity – Sea Life (Lies) – https://sea-lies.org.uk/

Very sadly, Iceland is still a whale killing nation along with Norway and Japan.

Japan has been engaged in ‘scientific whaling’ (supposedly for research but it means nothing) since 1987, a year after the IWC moratorium on commercial whaling began. Iceland began “scientific whaling” in 2003 before resuming their commerical hunt in 2006. 

But; many Icelandic people have welcomed LG and LW to their new sanctuary home; and as we have always said with every campaign issue; it is the people that vote to make changes for the future.  Hopefully, with LG and LW now residing in Icelandic waters; people will realise that creatures such as these are not human property and should not be held in captivity performing stupid tricks.   We really hope that by having these new arrivals in their country; Icelandic people will see the whale hunt and killing for what it is – murder – and will instead put their resources into protecting whales rather than slaughtering them.

Norway has surpassed Japan and Iceland in its whale hunting quotas (which do not include dolphins), and now officially kills more whales than any country in the world.  As we know, Japan kills dolphins in the Taiji hunt –  see more at  https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/09/04/japan-taiji-genocide-of-another-species/   and the Faroe islands which belong to Denmark still have an annual whale kill also – see more at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/30/england-london-joint-demo-day-protest-against-faroe-islands-and-taiji-japan-whale-and-dolphin-slaughters/

Below – Taiji Japan

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Faroe whale slaughter

Above – Faroe Islands

Further reading on LG and LW:

And see their new Icelandic sanctuary home here:

Video link:  https://youtu.be/kWaIjwU2MEQ

Norway has surpassed Japan and Iceland in its whale hunting quotas (which do not include dolphins), and now officially kills more whales than any country in the world.  As we know, Japan kills dolphins in the Taiji hunt –  see more at  https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/09/04/japan-taiji-genocide-of-another-species/   and the Faroe islands which belong to Denmark still have an annual whale kill also – see more at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/08/30/england-london-joint-demo-day-protest-against-faroe-islands-and-taiji-japan-whale-and-dolphin-slaughters/

And see their new Icelandic sanctuary home here:

Video link:  https://youtu.be/kWaIjwU2MEQ

All photos below via the Daily Mail – UK newspaper.

Archive – Some of our past posts on Little Grey and Little White:

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/08/10/iceland-uk-good-news-of-the-week-beluga-whales-little-grey-and-little-white-finally-arrive-in-iceland-at-new-sanctuary-home-after-years-performing-in-china/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/05/22/thanks-but-no-tanks-in-just-a-few-weeks-little-grey-and-little-white-will-enter-their-new-sanctuary-home-where-they-can-live-a-proper-life/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/06/19/little-grey-and-little-white-have-now-begun-their-journey-to-their-new-sea-sanctuary/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/04/05/beluga-whales-little-grey-and-little-white-moved-to-the-worlds-first-beluga-sanctuary-in-april-2019-confirmed/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/02/21/very-close-now-to-moving-little-grey-and-little-white-to-their-sanctuary-home-in-iceland/

https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2019/06/20/update-two-very-special-belugas-have-arrived-at-their-new-sanctuary-home/

John Bishop is an English comedian who has been involved with this rescue for years since its conception. Here below you can see some footage of John’s involvement with the LG / LW recue project:

Enjoy;

Thanks, but NO TANKS;

Regards Mark

The Sea Life Trust team move Beluga Whale Little Gray from a tugboat during transfer to the bayside care pool where they will be acclimatised to the natural environment of their new home at the open water sanctuary in Klettsvik Bay in Iceland. The two Beluga whales, named Little Grey and Little White, are being moved to the world’s first open-water whale sanctuary after travelling from an aquarium in China 6,000 miles away in June 2019.

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