ICELAND: Killing the Killers

While statesmen debate and parliaments ponder, ordinary folks are beleaguered by the afflictions of everyday living. Killer whales, for instance. Savage sea cannibals up to 30 ft. long and with teeth like bayonets, the "killers" prefer seafood (one was caught with 14 seals and 13 porpoises in its belly) but often tear at fishing boats and nets. This year the largest packs of killer whales in living memory terrorized the seas off Iceland. They destroyed thousands of dollars worth of fishing tackle, forced dozens of Icelanders out of work for lack of gear. Last week the Icelandic government appealed...

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