Iceland continues to hunt whales, despite bans set forth by the International Whaling Commission. The whaling company Hvalur has deep connections with the fishing company HB Grandi. They trade leads on fishing grounds and HB Grandi processes whale meat at their facility.
The wholesalers Warners and T Quality get their fish supply from HB Grandi for resale to restaurants and other retailers across the U.K. and Europe. Consumers who purchase Icelandic cod in stores or fish and chip shops are unknowingly supporting the whaling industry.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society wants to educate people on the source of their fish by supplying a list of companies and their stances on whaling. In order to put pressure on the industry, you can boycott products from companies that are pro-whaling or supplied by HB Grandi.
Additionally, you can send this letter to Warners and T Quality informing them of your intent to boycott them until they adopt an anti-whaling policy and commit to purchasing from sources other than HB Grandi.
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Harvesting whales is not sustainable. Furthermore, the Icelandic whaling industry is killing more whales than they have a market for, requiring storage for the meat and export to Japan. This is all done with blatant disregard for the International Whaling Commission (IWC) ban on whaling and in violation of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
As a consumer, I have the privilege of choosing what products I will purchase. Since I do not support the whaling industry that you are linked to, I will not buy your products. I will also advise other individuals and retailers to avoid your products as long as you continue to obtain your supply from HB Grandi and the Icelandic whaling industry.
I urge you to reconsider your position by adopting an anti-whaling policy and committing to purchase your supplies from sources other than HB Grandi.