As recently discussed in terms of the Japanese killing hundreds of whales despite falling demand for whale meat, Norway is continuing its commercial whaling operations despite the fact that so few Norwegians want to eat whale that the country is just giving the whale meet to feed animals on fur farms.
According to a new document released by the Environmental Investigation Agency, a London-based nonprofit, and the U.S.-based Animal Welfare Institute, the meat from roughly 75 whales was bought or used by Rogaland Pelsdyrfôrlaget, the largest manufacturer of animal feed for Norway’s fur industry.
Both Norway and Iceland have defied international law since 1986, in maintaining a commercial whaling industry as a matter of cultural history and consumption. The Norwegian government supports the industry through fuel tax exemptions and free storage for whale meat despite falling demand in the public.
So Norway continues this condemned practice over world opposition to feed animals for their fur.