Stop the slaughter of dolphins & pilot whales by the people of the Faroe Islands
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Every summer on the Faroe Islands, somewhere around 800 whales and dolphins lose their lives, through a brutal and barbaric ritual of mass slaughter. once upon a time the tradition was that their meat was used and eaten, but nowadays some people choose to leave the meat rotting in the Sun, just taking the lives of sea creatures for some kind of sick satisfaction justified by a cultural tradition.
Sea Shepherd, the conservationist group, trying hard to fight the annual massacre, explained that this particular event was the 11th “hunt” carried out on the Faroe Islands during what they call the 2018 hunting season.
This has been going on since at least the late 16th century, but today it’s devolved into a ridiculously vain, inhumane, and pointless event sure to draw the fury and empathy of animal lovers worldwide.
It is claimed by the society that filmed this tragedy that in the past 50 years, over 62,000 pilot whales and dolphins have lost their lives to this hunt by the Faroese. During 2017, apparently 1,691 dolphins and whales lost their livesacross a total of 24 grindadráp hunts in the Faroe Islands.
These beautiful and intelligent creatures are herded into shoreline inlets and brutally killed by laughing fishermen. Metal hooks are driven into the stranded mammals’ blowholes before their spines are cut. The animals slowly bleed to death. Whole families are slaughtered, and some whales and dolphins swim around in their family members’ blood for hours.
Whilst the Faroe Islands are an autonomous region with the Kingdom of Denmark, we ask that Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II use her great moral influence to put an end to this heinous and barbaric slaughter.
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