Eastern Caribbean whalers follow a 139-year-old tradition, now under siege – Why? Because the Eco Evangelicals need to feel good.

Gaston Bess, “Whaling is a tradition around Bequia,” he says. “We will continue to whale, and we’ll continue the tradition.” Sue Fisher, an animal advocate with the Washington-based Animal Welfare Institute, hopes St. Vincent’s license won’t be renewed again. “They are not able to demonstrate a long-standing need for whale meat. They like it, they eat it, but it’s not meeting any nutritional subsistence needs. They are not struggling for protein.” Read more here 07:40