Continuing his own animal welfare campaigning, earlier this week local MP Kevin Foster visited Iceland with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to support their work on ending commercial whaling.
The IFAW is focusing on discouraging tourists from eating whale meat and promoting whale-watching instead with their campaign ‘Meet Us Don’t Eat Us’. A recent poll showed that only 3% of Icelanders regularly eat whale meat, meaning that almost all whale hunting in Iceland is to meet tourist demand.
During the visit, Kevin met with the new President of Iceland Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, as well as campaigners, international volunteers and many other Icelandic MPs to discuss the issue, provide lasting protection for whales and to promote sustainable forms of whale-tourism.
For more information about the IFAW campaign visit www.ifaw.org