News
Demanding The Closing Of A Mink Farm

Demanding The Closing Of A Mink Farm

Published June 24, 2011

Landowners and people renting summerhouses near a mink farm in Mosfellsdal are asking city and health authorities to shut the place down, due to the pollution given off by the place.
DV reports that the mink farm, Dalbús ehf., opened in 2007, has been operating without a license ever since.
The farm itself sits far up on the side of a mountain. From it, run-off trickles down in the form of a creek into the valley below. This run-off, neighbours say, is so toxic that it puts the lives of humans and animals in danger. They point out that the surrounding area is also grazing land for horses. These neighbours have united and hired an attorney to call upon the town of Mosfellsbær and government health authorities to shut the place down.
Ásgeir Pétursson, who owns the farm, dismissed these complaints. He said that he has invested a lot of money into ensuring that his mink farm is environmentally sound. Furthermore, he claims he has been unaware of any complaints from the neighbours until DV brought them to his attention.
Minks in Iceland, as elsewhere in the world, are bred for their fur. The DV article linked above shows a photo of the interior of the farmhouse itself.



News
Actavis Bought By Foreign Pharmaceutical Company

Actavis Bought By Foreign Pharmaceutical Company

by

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. has agreed to buy Allergan Plc, the parent company of Actavis, for $40.5 billion USD. In

News
Papers Will Continue After Acquisition

Papers Will Continue After Acquisition

by

The newspapers recently acquired by Vefpressan will keep coming, but one editor was very blunt about his feelings on working

News
Viking Festival: All The Great Things About The Dark Ages, Plus Access To Penicillin

Viking Festival: All The Great Things About The Dark Ages, Plus Access To Penicillin

by

Much to the disappointment of many holiday-goers, modern day Icelanders are pretty far removed from their Viking ancestors. Ceremonial sacrifices

News
Chief Icelandic Whaler Believes Australia Should Start Whaling, Too

Chief Icelandic Whaler Believes Australia Should Start Whaling, Too

by

Kristján Loftsson (pictured left), Iceland’s primary whaler, believes Australia should stop opposing whaling and start hunting humpback whales. In an

News
PHOTOS: Yesterday, Thousands Marched In Reykjavík SlutWalk 2015

PHOTOS: Yesterday, Thousands Marched In Reykjavík SlutWalk 2015

by

Spirits were high in downtown Reykjavík yesterday, as several thousand protestors took to the streets to march in the annual

News
Says Icelandic Products Need “Country Of Origin” Labels

Says Icelandic Products Need “Country Of Origin” Labels

by

The Federation of Icelandic Industries (SI) believes domestic production is damaged by a lack of “country of origin” labels on

Show Me More!