Greenpeace on its way to Iceland

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

SIKU CIRCUMPOLAR NEWS

The Rainbow Warrior, the flagship of the environmental group, Greenpeace, is being sent to Iceland to protest the country’s resumption of whaling.

Iceland broke a 17-year moratorium on whaling this month when it started hunting minke whales for “scientific purposes.”

The Rainbow Warrior was in the Mediterranean on its way to Greece when it received the call to chart a course to Iceland.

Geld Leipold, head of Greenpeace, who is expected to be on board the Rainbow Warrior, hopes to meet with Árni Matthíasson, Iceland’s minister of fisheries.

Matthíasson has said Iceland’s “interests are better served with whaling than without it.”

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