News
MP Questions Pulling Of Anti-Whaling Ads

MP Questions Pulling Of Anti-Whaling Ads

Published July 1, 2011

A member of parliament has written an open letter to Isavia, questioning their decision to break their contract with IFAW and pull down ads asking tourists not to eat whale meat.
As Grapevine reported, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) had a contract with Isavia, the company that runs the Keflavík International Airport, to have ads on display in the airport for the whole summer which advised tourists to go whale watching but to not eat whale meat. Isavia has since asked IFAW to review the content of the ad for changes, and to have them taken down in the meantime, even though the ads were initially approved by Isavia and have in fact been on display since April. IFAW spokesman Sigursteinn Másson says he is considering suing for breach of contract.
Social Democrat MP Mörður Árnason has now joined the discussion, openly questioning the obtuseness of Isavia’s decision.
Writing on his blog, Mörður asks a number of pointed questions.
“I understand fine that whale hunters are complaining,” he writes. “But is something wrong with pointing out that in order to sell tourists whale meat for consumption, the whales need to be hunted and killed?” He then asks the company to explain what rules they have regarding ads in the airport, who decided the ads violated any of these rules, and which ones were broken.
For now, Isavia has remained tight-lipped about the decision, saying only that on further review, they felt the ads broke their “ethical guidelines”.



News
Asylum Applicants Announce Protest At Interior Ministry On Monday

Asylum Applicants Announce Protest At Interior Ministry On Monday

by

Asylum seekers, united in the Asylum Seekers Support Group, have announced a solidarity protest action at the Ministry of the

News
Hallgrímskirkja Will Not Tolerate “Love Locks”

Hallgrímskirkja Will Not Tolerate “Love Locks”

by

Love padlocks will not be tolerated in the church tower of Hallgrímskirkja. On Saturday, Mbl.is reported that the first “love

News
Fitch Revises Iceland’s Outlook to Positive

Fitch Revises Iceland’s Outlook to Positive

by

Fitch Ratings has revised Iceland’s outlook to Positive from Stable and affirmed the IDRs at ‘BBB’ and ‘BBB+’, respectively, reports

News
The Páll Óskar Exhibition Opening Today

The Páll Óskar Exhibition Opening Today

by

An exhibition at the Icelandic Museum of Rock n’ Roll honouring Icelandic pop artist Páll Óskar will open its doors

News
PHOTOS: Fencing at Reykjavík International Games

PHOTOS: Fencing at Reykjavík International Games

by and

The Reykjavík International Games Fencing competition took place on January 24 & 25 at the Fencing Centre in Laugardal. This

News
PHOTOS: Uphill Duel Cycling at Reykjavík International Games

PHOTOS: Uphill Duel Cycling at Reykjavík International Games

by and

The Uphill Duel cycling competition took place on January 23 in downtown Reykjavík. Cyclists duelled each other and the weather

Show Me More!