In a major win for animal activists and environmentalists, Iceland has announced that they will end commercial whaling by 2024. As one of three countries in the world that allows commercial whaling and hunting, this is a big step towards eradicating the antiquated practice altogether. Demand for whale meat has significantly decreased in recent years, which contributed to Iceland’s decision to ban the activity. During the last whaling season, over 150 whales were killed in Iceland alone. Conservationists are now focusing on Norway and Japan, the last countries left where whaling is allowed, to stop whaling for good.
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