Whale beer fears a load of bol­locks

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A BREW­ERY has come un­der fire from an­i­mal rights ac­tivists for mak­ing a beer us­ing TES­TI­CLES of an en­dan­gered whale.

Ice­landic brew­ery St­edji claims ev­ery keg of its ‘Hvalur 2’ beer in­cludes at least one of the tes­ti­cles of a fin whale.

And they guar­an­tee each gooliie has been pre­pared in the tra­di­tional Ice­landic way – smoking it with dried sheep dung.

In win­ter, Ice­landers shrug aside de­press­ing cold and long nights by eat­ing del­i­ca­cies like rot­ting shark, ram’s tes­ti­cles, sheep’s heads and blood pud­dings.

Anti-whal­ing groups claim this is merely a mar­ket­ing gim­mick that “sends a clear ‘two fin­gers’ to those who love and re­spect whales.”

But brew­ery chiefs say the fin whale is not in dan­ger of ex­tinc­tion and the beer has been cleared by heath of­fi­cials.

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