Stop the unnecessary slaughter and torture of Calderon dolphins in the Faroe Islands
  • Petitioning Jakup Mikkelsen

This petition will be delivered to:

Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands
Jakup Mikkelsen
Prime Minister of Denmark
Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
Kaj Leo Johannesen

Stop the unnecessary slaughter and torture of Calderon dolphins in the Faroe Islands

    1. Gabriel Gauvin
    2. Petition by

      Gabriel Gauvin

      Woodstock, ON, Canada

Every year, hundreds of young adults participate in the massacre of hundreds of Calderon dolphins (Pilot whales) as a rite-of-passage, to show that they are adults and mature. On the contrary, this does not show their maturity, it shows their cruelty towards animals. These cruel humans hack off the flesh of living Calderon dolphins and watch them cry out in agony while they die a slow, painful death. Something must be done to stop this cruelty towards an intelligent species of animal, the Calderon dolphins. We must demand that the Government of Denmark and/or the Government of the Faroe Islands pass a law that prevents this cruel massacre.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 10,000 signatures
    2. Petition has been sponsored!

      Gabriel Gauvin
      Petition Organizer

      Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I have just received some great news: the petition has been sponsored by a supporter in Spain! This means that the petition will be promoted to other users on Thank you so much to the supporter who has very kindly decided to sponsor the petition. I'm also happy to say that the petition has almost reached 4000 signatures. Thank you so much for sharing the petition with friends and family, and please continue to do so!

    3. 3000 signatures reached!

      Gabriel Gauvin
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much everyone for supporting and signing this petition! Please continue to share this petition with family and friends! We still have a ways to go, but I know we will reach our goal! Thank you!

    4. Reached 3,000 signatures
    5. 2000 signatures reached!

      Gabriel Gauvin
      Petition Organizer

      Wow, I would have never imagined this petition reaching 2000 signatures! Thank you so much for your support of this petition. I have added the Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands to the petition, extended the end date of the petition to the end of the year, and have changed our goal to 50,000 signatures (a little over the current population of the Faroe Islands). Please continue to talk about this issue with family and friends, and please spread the word about this petition on social neyworking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and also by email. We still have a little more work to do to end this violation of animal rights. Thanks again for all of your support!

    6. Reached 2,000 signatures
    7. 750 signatures reached!

      Gabriel Gauvin
      Petition Organizer

      Hi everyone! Thank you so much for signing and supporting the petition. We're off to a great start to end the torture of these beautiful animals, the Calderon dolphins. We still have a long way to go, so please continue to support the petition by sharing it with friends, family, classmates and coworkers and through email, IM, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social networking websites. With your help, we can end this unacceptable animal cruelty. Keep spreading the word!

    8. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Erika Stephenson HORSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 12 hours ago

      This is a very barbaric, inhumane way for a supposedly civilized nation to (mis)behave in the 21st century. Time to come up to date now, please, Denmark.

    • Jacqueline Nealy BLOOMINGTON, MN
      • 1 day ago

      This is brutal and completely unnecessary! It's time we, humans evolved above such barbaric practices.

    • Sraavya Divi AUSTRALIA
      • 4 days ago

      This is a disgusting and barbaric process which needs to be stopped.

    • Elizabeth Campos DALLAS, TX
      • 6 days ago

      That is animal cruelty and these poor animals are innocent. These people shouldn't be killing these dolphins just for fun that's horrible. We should make an end to this. We're the calderon dolphins voices..if we don't speak up for them who will?

    • Tamara Calderwood LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      are you fucking kidding. this is the most barbaric thing I've ever seen


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