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Domestic Animals in Trouble

An inspection of Icelandic pig farms, done last year by the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST), shows that in some cases sows are kept in such narrow stalls that they can’t stretch their legs.

Reykjavík with Hallgrímskirkja in the background

Fewer People Needed Financial Aid

A total of 4,088 individuals and families received financial assistance from the City of Reykjavík last year, compared to 4,218 the year before. That is a reduction of 3.1 percent between years, according to the city welfare department’s annual report.

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Human Trafficking in the Spotlight

“The best prevention against human trafficking is to open the conversation and teach society about the issue. Then it is also important to support the immigrant community to make sure that individuals are not abused due to not properly knowing their rights. It is certainly a difficult task to...