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Wailing about Svalbard: Nearly 3 million sign petition protesting whaling in Norway as season begins


If you’re OK with whaling, you’re OK with being eaten by a cannibal.

That’s among the most popular reactions to the barrage of media coverage as Norway began its annual six-month whale hunting season this month with an increased quota of 999 minkes, up from 880 last year. The number of protests is equally shrill as an anti-whaling video featured on Al Jazeera’s Facebook page has been viewed more than seven million times in a week and a petition to ban the hunts has received nearly 2.7 million signatures.