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Petitioning Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and 2 others

Denmark, please stop Faroe Islands' cruel tradition


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.”


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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.


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  • Prime Minister
    Helle Thorning-Schmidt
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Willy Søvndal
  • Member of EU Parliament
    Dan Jorgensen

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