Jair Bolsonaro, Norway, Forest Protection, Whale Hunt

Jair Bolsonaro, Norway

Bolsonaro takes on Norway for whaling, but bungles it

Bolsonaro took to Twitter to criticise Norway for its whaling practice and post spectacular – albeit misleading – images.

20.8.2019

Bolsonaro took to Twitter to criticise Norway for its whaling practice and post spectacular – albeit misleading – images.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday responded to Norway 's decision to halt its forest protection subsidies, taking to Twitter to criticise the Scandinavian country for its whaling practice and post spectacular -- albeit misleading -- images. 'Look at the killing of whales sponsored

However, the images, reportedly taken on May 29 in Norway, illustrate a"grind", a type of pilot whale hunt practised exclusively in the Faroe Islands -- a Danish territory in the North Atlantic.

"Our whale hunt takes place from ships at sea," he said, arguing that the Norwegian practice was"sustainable".

"False information is a crime Mr President," wrote another.

Oslo said Brazil, under Bolsonaro's leadership,"no longer wishes to stop deforestation" and said it unilaterally"broke the agreement" it had on the Amazon Fund.

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