This Island Is Considering A Whale Hunting Ban After 2 Orcas Were Harpooned In Full View Of Tourists

A crowd of hopeful whale watchers on holiday in St. Vincent did all they could to avoid the horrific sight of an orca being harpooned on April 3.

The group of tourists aboard a Thompson Cruise ship had spotted a pod of orcas off the coast of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines when a fishing boat with a harpoon fixed to the front began to hasten its approach.

According to National Geographic, Ken Isaacs, one of the tour boat’s crew, attempted unsuccessfully to turn the fishermen away by shouting at them.