Target: Steðji Brewery owner Dagbjartur Ariliusson
Goal: Demand that Steðji Brewery immediatly abandon their plans to sell beer made with whale meat
Iceland’s Steðji Brewery has teamed up with Hvalur whaling company to develop an unimaginably cruel beverage. This diabolical duo has crafted a beer containing whale meat that will launch at the Icelandic mid-winter festival in late January. We must demand that this inhumane drink be banned from sale to the public.
To make matters worse, Steðji Brewery’s whale beer is being advertised as healthy because the meat has protein and the beverage contains no added sugar. As reported in a recent article by The Guardian, brewery owner Dagbjartur Ariliusson stated that the beer was developed for the traditional festival where people celebrate, “as we’ve done for many centuries and eat cured food, including whale fat, and now we have the beer to drink with this food.”
Many whales are on the endangered species list. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “seven out of the 13 great whale species are classified as endangered or vulnerable, even after decades of protection.” Hvalur whaling company has been on the radar of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) for years. A blog post on WDC’s sister site states, “It is clear that the hand of Hvalur boss, Kristjan Loftsson is firmly stirring the vat here… this is a man who boasts of running his whaling vessels on fin whale oil and who kills fin whales to make treats for dogs in Japan.”
Hvalur whaling company is a predator and along with Steðji Brewery they have created a murderous drink that takes cruelty to a new level. We must demand that this whale beer is discontinued and banned from sale.
By signing the petition below, you will urge Steðji Brewery owner Dagbjartur Ariliusson to cease and desist production of his whale beer.
Dear Dagbjartur Ariliusson,
I was appalled to learn that Steðji Brewery teamed up with Hvalur whaling company to develop a beer made with whale meat. This is an unimaginably cruel beverage and it should never be released.
Perhaps you are unaware that many whales are on the endangered species list. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “seven out of the 13 great whale species are classified as endangered or vulnerable, even after decades of protection.”
Please cease and desist production of this whale beer immediately, and take a stand against the inhumane practice of whaling.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Whit Welles via Wikimedia Commons