Monday, May 25, 2015Monday, May 25, 2015
 

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."

 
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!

Videos