Iceland plans to resume commercial whaling in June, which is expected to result in catching of more than 180 whales over the next few months.
However, the Environmental Investigation Agency is accusing the country's government of breaching a global moratorium on whale hunting, calling the inclusion of the whale species in specialty dog foods in Japan "grotesque." According to the agency's senior campaigner, Clare Perry, "almost 100 percent" of whale meat is being exported to Japan from Iceland.
Fin whales are at a very high risk of extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, but Iceland says the fin whale population has increased enough that it can withstand sustainable hunting.
By Tim Wall
Addressing individual animals’ microbiomes may help pet food, treat and supplement makers customize pet food to meet the specific needs of each animal.
By Tim Wall
When scientists reviewed what research there is on insect-based ingredients in dog and cat foods, they found only two studies have evaluated how insect-based dog foods affect the nutritional status and health of dogs and none on cats.