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Whales are climate warriors! ✊🌎 Whales are most valuable to the world in the ocean where they prevent species over-population, regulate food systems and actually combat climate change.
Whales act like carbon sinks. By being massive creatures that dive deep depths, migrate, poop and die in the oceans, they increase marine primary production as well as biodiversity and biomass of the marine ecosystems. This mechanism is called the Whale Pump and it's extremely important for the health and balance of the ocean. Without a healthy ocean we cannot have a healthy planet.
The Minister of Fisheries in Iceland has recently approved the continued hunting of fin whales and minke whales until 2023. He made the decision alone, without any vote nor public consultation and based his decision on a biased economical report widely criticized. If you are in the Reykjavík area I'd love to see you at the protest against whaling in Iceland that will be held this coming Sunday (24.03.2019) at Austurvöllur at 12PM. We will be insisting that the government stop this anti-environmental, unethical, barbaric, toxic and completely unnecessary activity! ✊