Denmark, please stop Faroe Islands' cruel tradition
  • Petitioned Helle Thorning-Schmidt

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Helle Thorning-Schmidt
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Willy Søvndal
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Dan Jorgensen

Denmark, please stop Faroe Islands' cruel tradition

    1. Anne Holmberg
    2. Petition by

      Anne Holmberg

      Copenhagen, Denmark

 

The barbarian tradition to kill lots of pilot whales in Faeroe Islands has begun early this year with the bloody slaughter of 60 defenseless pilot whales. In a world where civilized nations come to the rescue of stranded whales, the one place on the planet that demonstrates no mercy is this group of islands situated between Scotland and Iceland.

 A Faroese supporter of Sea Shepherd told:  “The killing was not quick and some whales took one to two minutes to die…terrible to watch.”

 

Read more here

 

http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/news-110408-1.html

 

In 2008, the Faroese Chief Medical Officers announced that the high levels of mercury, PCBs and DDT derivatives in pilot whale meat and blubber make it unsafe for human consumption. This is particularly damaging to pregnant women and children.  It  does not seem  to  bother  them.

 

http://www.portal.fo/?lg=81012

 

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    • Alison Burnard CO.LIMERICK, IRELAND
      • almost 3 years ago

      please wake up before we all die, what sort of life do you want for your grandchildren?

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    • Tui Allen HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because cetaceans lived on this planet for millions of years before humans came down from the trees - we have no right to slaughter them. They offer us only friendship in return for our brutalaity

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    • Erin Childs MALDEN, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is a cruel tradition whose time has come. Please end this now.

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    • Pragyai Tiwary BHOPAL, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Either stop killing them or else if they kill you die without taking bloody revenge..!

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    • chris witek VISTA, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is cruel. Dolphins are beautiful mammals. And this needs to stop.

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