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Calls in Iceland to ban commercial hunting of whales

Iceland does not publicise its whale hunting industry much, and with declining public support, graphic images of what could be a Blue Whale being slaughtered is a PR nightmare for the country.

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    Photos of a whale being cut up in Iceland are infuriating animal activists - they're demanding a ban on commercial hunting in the island nation.

    And DNA testing has revealed the meat from the latest killing can't be exported to restaurants in Japan.

    Al Jazeera's Nick Clark in Reykjavik explains why.


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