Seafood company HB Grandi have responded to allegations that buying their fish supports whale hunting, by denying any connection to the practice.
As reported, Clare Perry, senior campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency in the UK, warned readers of the Independent that when they buy fish and chips, they could be supporting whale hunting.
“British consumers care deeply about whales and dolphins and would be horrified to know that the fish and chips they are buying put more money into the pockets of the Icelandic whalers,” she said in part.
Vísir now reports that Brynjólfur Eyjólfsson, the marketing director of HB Grandi, has responded to the allegations with simply: “We have nothing to do with whale hunting.”
However, the chairman of the board of HB Grandi is none other than Kristján Loftsson, who also owns the whale hunting company Hvalur hf, and has been a very vocal supporter of whaling.