Environmentalists pleased over whale beer ban
Published on Jan 16, 2014 6:38 AM
REYKJAVIK (AFP) - Environmentalists on Wednesday welcomed a decision by Icelandic authorities to ban a local beer containing whale meal.
The controversial beer was the result of a joint business between Stedji, a small local brewery, and whaling company Hvalur (whale in Icelandic), and contained whale meal, a byproduct of reducing whale meat and bones to oil.
"Obviously we are pleased," Whale and Dolphin Conservation spokesman Danny Groves said.
"Initially the whaling company didn't have a permit to sell this product."
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