Whales are sensitive, social animals with highly developed nervous systems. They have a profound capacity to suffer distress, terror and pain. There must come an end to this useless tradition at the Faroe Islands to slaughter them, as the way the whales are hunted down is just cruel.
People, if you can, send this letter I composed below (or create your own, (make it formal yet firm, to the point and clear) to the Prime Minister by e-mail or post, the more ways we show our opinion,the more chances we have of ending this torture.
Prime Minister´s Office,Tinganes Postrúm 64 110, Tórshavn
Tlf: +298 306000 Fax: +298 306015
The Pilot whales are classified as “strictly protected” under the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, yet the useless killing continues.
These creatures can't defend themselves in any way, as they are driven with fishing nets to the shore, and are killed in a way that is useless and pointless.
The meat is poisoned, as it is filled with high mercury levels, so it doesn't even meet the health regulations.
These Pilot whales can not be compared to fish, so please look into these beautiful creatures and see more then just a 'fish'. It is a mammal which deserves so much better. So I would like to propose to put a halt to these killings, and make a law against the ability to hunt them down and slaughter them.
And please give a minute to see how these people put so much effort to keep these beautiful animals alive :
Please see them for the mammals they are, don't treat them like fish :