Help Stop The Faroe Islands Annual Festival of Massive Whale and Dolphin Slaughter


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6The Faroe Islands are a group of islands just North of Europe, and are home to a tradition that sees whales and dolphins driven ashore by boats, in order to be tortured and slaughtered. Ironically the Faroe Islands are a part of Denmark, where whaling is banned. Unfortunately the Islands have laws that are independent of Denmark’s, which allow this type of thing to continue.

On August 8th, 2013 107 Long-finned Pilot whales were slaughtered in Sandvagur, on Vagar Island. On August 11th 21 were butchered in Leynar and on August 13, 135 lost their lives in Husavik. The “whale drive” tradition has a recorded history since 1584, and there are 23 whaling bays assigned to six districts in which the meat and blubber are divided.  The whales and dolphins are driven into a bay with boats and jet skis. 430 Atlantic White-sides dolphins were also murdered on August 13th.

Sea Shepherd has run campaigns to stop the slaughter since 1985, and during 2011 Operation Ferocious Isles was successful, not a single whale was killed while Sea Shepherd was on patrol. The more we bring awareness to this, the better chance it has to completely stop. Not to mention the consciousness of the planet is shifting, and not as many people desire to participate in these things as they did before.

Organizers and participants of the whale hunting event might still have to face litigation. Denmark, as mentioned earlier has banned this type of behavior, and the Faroe Islands are a part of Denmark. Although the Faroe Islands have some independence, they are still in violation of three conventions it has signed where it vowed to do everything within its capacity to protect whales. As a result, Sea Shepherd France is bringing the matter to the European Commission in order to compel Denmark to enforce these obligations and act to uphold them.

Take action, you can help to stop this tradition on the Faroe Islands. To do so, click here, it’s really easy and simple.

Apart from taking action you can also contact the Danish Foreign Ministry directly with your complains. Every little bit helps. The more the world opposes this, the quicker it stops. Whales and dolphins are extremely loving, altruistic and intelligent.

I do not want to go into detail of how this is done and the pictures we’ve presented are hard to look at. It’s extremely heart breaking, and can take you to a dark place. These dark places can springboard you into your light, and help us realize that there is always something we can do. It doesn’t do us any good to sit around and watch things we cannot bare. We have so much to learn from these animals and we are not meant to murder them like this. Co-existing in harmony and balance with others on this planet is vital if we want to move forward.

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Sources:

http://ecowatch.com/2013/08/22/whale-slaughter-tradition-on-faroe-islands/

http://www.seashepherd.org/ferocious-isles/ferocious-isles.html

http://action.peta.org.uk/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=5&ea.campaign.id=1911&c=pukfpaa


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  1. L I T H U A N I A

    Go to LITHUANIA instead. They do not slaughter dolphins there.

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    • Karina

      I speak for all of the Faroe Islands when I say “thanks” L I T H U A N I A

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  2. Mokki

    stop this massacre from now on and for ever!

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  3. Miam

    This is from the Ferro islands. Like Greenland they are under the Danish crown but have independent rule and flag. Therefor this is NO Denmark! As a Dane that’s important to make clear!!

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    • Rói

      This is not Farro island but this is the Faroe Islands. Yes, the Faroe Islands are under the Danish crown but it is not Denmark, like Canada is under the British crown but it is not the UK.

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    • - Collective Evolution

      Thanks Miam, I mention in the article that Denmark is against whaling, and has banned this type of activity. :)

      • Marie

        You should as you mentioned above in another reply change the title. Danmark has NOTHING to do with it. and we in Denmark can not change the law. the only we have in common is pretty much the Queen who is without any politic power whatso. So please change. It is very misleading.

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    • Miam

      Ups… NOT Denmark..

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  4. L I T H U A N I A

    NO! STOP!

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  5. Tim

    Quick questions: do they eat the meat? Are either of these species endangered?

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    • Bjartur DC

      The meat and blubber is divided evenly between the members of the community and then eaten. It is non-commercial (i.e. free), non-active, as in they do not actively seek out whales to kill, and sustainable, as in none of the species are even close to being endangered.
      Compare this to boiling dogs alive in some parts of Asia. Or the commercial meat industry, where caged, intelligent, caring animals like pigs, cows, and chickens are lying around in their own filth their whole lives and force-fed and tortured, not being able to walk, never seeing the outside of the factories where they live their entire lives just to end up as food for the sole purpose of one or a few humans making a profit, then I don’t think killing a few whales a couple of times a year is that bad, even if it looks extremely brutal with all the blood in the sea. Where do you think the meat in the supermarkets come from? And what do you think it looks like in the slaughterhouses all around the world where this meat comes from?

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    • - Collective Evolution

      Pilot whales are not considered endangered, and I assume they do eat meat. (They as in the population on the Island)

  6. Markus WS

    I’m very sad that the title reads Denmark instead of The Faroe Islands. That’s really misleading as Denmark and the Danish people really have nothing to do with this at all. The last thing a site like this should do is to make false titles like this. Then what seperares this from the mainstream media with its catchy headlines and titles we tried to avoid in the first place?

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    • - Collective Evolution

      I thought about that Markus, but the truth is The Faroe Islands are a part of Denmark, and bringing more attention to the country will help the country fight this.I know they are self governing, but they are under the rule of Denmark, they ‘belong to Denmark. I did mention that Denmark has laws that ban this type of activity, and that measures are being taken to stop it. I also mentioned that the Islands are separate and exempt when it comes to certain laws. As Far as Denmark and the Danish people, I want them to have something to do with this, and bringing more awareness to it will further encourage them to do something about it. In fact, they are doing something about it, as mentioned in he article. Thanks for reading :)

      • Rói

        Arjun Walia: Yes, the Faroe Islands are part of the Danish kingdom like Canada is part of the British kingdom , but these countries have different laws. I will have to disappoint you, Denmark kann do nothing

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      • Hans Petersson

        I live in Sweden and I dont want Denmark and Danes to be associated with the Faroe Islands either. You should know that the most common reaction by Scandinavians on this type of issues is that if they are offended by anything regarding their nationality, they will target the protester instead of the real target, cause they will be offended. The Faroese does not consider themselves as more “Danish” than Canadians feels “American”, and no, they do not consider official things like the official kingdom. Danes has never associated themselves with the Faroese, and when someone associates them with the Faroese they will get angry at that person instead of the target. Thats how it works here in Scandinavia.

        The islands are not only exempt when it comes to certain laws. They make all their own laws. The local politics of the Faroe Islands is one of the things that is not under the rule of Denmark. What is under the rule of Denmark is things like foreign affairs and military defence.

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        • - Collective Evolution

          The Faroese Islands are associated with Denmark, whether the Danes like it or not. I made it clear that the Danes do not support this type of behaviour! I think it might be a beneficial title, and draw more attention to the issue.

          I have considered changing the title, and I might do so.

          • Rói

            “I have considered changing the title, and I could do that” Yes, you should consider changing many things because there are so many untruths in the article. Just the title is a big lie.
            “Help Stop The Faroe Islands Annual Festival of Massive Whale and Dolphin Slaughter” If it is a festival to provide food on the table, then you also have a Festival every day

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          • Hans Petersson

            Why would it draw more attention to say Denmark? Cause its a bigger country? The Faroe Islands is a more correct description, cause its they who make the quotas, its they who allow it.

            Almost like saying “the UK’s massacre” or whatever in the title of something that takes place in some self-ruling territory like Montserrat or the Cayman Islands, simply a country that is not normally associated with where it takes place. Danes does not feel more associated with the Faroe Islands than Brits do with Montserrat, the Virgin Islands or Anguilla.

            If something happened in Anguilla, do you think that people around the world would say “it happened in the UK”? No, I dont think so actually. Cause it would be very misleading, and feel insulting for Brits who does not associate themselves with self-ruling terrorities thousends of miles away, where people dont even speak English. When people think of the UK, they think of the island of Great Britain, specifically England.

            But somehow people on Facebook feels very justified to say that something that happened in the Faroe Islands happened “in Denmark”, and does not keep in mind how misleading that sounds for Danes. Most people commenting on facebook does not even mention the Faroe Islands, and they probably have the false impression that this is either in or very near Denmark. They simply dont care, cause for them it is all Denmark just cause they havent heard about it before and cause they cant find the Faroe Islands on any list of official countries. But the same people would probably not label something from Montserrat as “in the UK” or something from Guam as “in the USA”.

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  7. anthony

    If they are all taking part and dividing it between everybody to eat and make a living then what’s the big deal? Sounds a lot better than factory tortured animals that everybody eats. sounds to me like they round them up kill them and go on with life. would help if u didn’t skip the details because it appears that you are trying to make them look like bad guys by not going into detail in not only the killing but also how they could possibly benefit as a community from this. trust me my friends I’m all against animal abuse but this looks like everybody coming together to get food and resources. If they are being tortured then show the torturing. I raise my own animals to kill and every slaughter is bloody and I’m sure if somebody took a single frame of me with a knife in my hand to the animals neck it would look bad to the mis informed.

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    • The fact that farmed animals in some countries are treated worse than this, does not make slaughtering whales and dolphins ok. You cannot justify this slaughter by referring to even worse treatment somewhere else!! We need to feed ourselves, but animals can be killed quickly and as humanely as possible. Here, they are being hacked to death, dying slowly in their own blood.

      Farming across the world is slowly changing, with more humane treatment of animals, but there is still a very long way to go and highlighting practices like this is part of the process. We need farmed animals to feed the ever growing population, but it can be done with compassion and care, neither of which is evident here.

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      • Helle

        The whales are in fact “killed quickly and as humanely as possible”.
        Take a look at this:
        “The pilot whale hunt in the Faroes is, by its very nature, a dramatic and bloody sight. Entire schools of whales are killed on the shore and in the shallows of bays with knives which are used to sever the major blood supply to the brain. This is the most efficient and humane means of killing these animals under the circumstances, but it naturally results in a lot of blood in the water. It is also understandable that there have been many strong reactions to media reports and pictures of the hunt in other countries, especially in urban communities, where most people have never actually been witness to the slaughtering processes from which their own meat derives.”
        “Faroese animal welfare legislation, which also applies to whaling, requires that animals are killed as quickly and with as little suffering as possible. Whales are killed on the shore and in the shallows of bays especially authorised for the purpose. A regulation spinal lance must be used to sever the spinal cord, which also severs the major blood supply to the brain, ensuring both loss of consciousness and death within seconds. This, in addition to the supplementary use of the traditional whaling knife, if necessary, is the most efficient and humane means of killing beached pilot whales safely, with many participants involved at the same time.”
        Source:
        http://whaling.fo/Default.aspx?ID=7084

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        • - Collective Evolution

          I don’t think there is any way of killing them humanely as possible, judging by the pictures it doesn’t look like it.

          • Bjartur

            Arjun, now it just seems that you are refusing to look at the side from another angle. Just because it LOOKS brutal and is bloody then it CAN’T be done humanely? You’ve only seen pictures along with a sensationalist text that doesn’t even get close to shedding any considerable light on what is really going on. Consider your argument for just a second and then read Helle’s text one more time.

            And Martin, these animals ARE killed as quickly and humanely as possible, and the Faroese always evaluate the kills afterwards to see if there are any improvements to be made. Considering that, I think the comparison to factory FARMED animals being tortured and slaughtered with no regards for the animals’ well-being and the “humanity” of the slaughtering method is actually quite valid.
            Consider a couple of hundred whales each year compared to millions (!) of pigs, chicken and cows each month and consider the lives of the animals involved and then tell me we should be upset about some 50.000 islanders eating whale meat a couple of times a year.
            And lastly, the world does not need factory farmed animals to feed the growing population. We need the space taken up by growing feed for the animals to be used for growing food for humans. Of course, animals can be a part of that as well, but we do not need to use so many resources on feeding animals when the resources could be used for feeding humans.

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          • Hans Petersson

            Those pictures are pretty old, and there has been improvements in Faroese animal welfare legislation in recent years. Look at this recent video, it takes totally 9 seconds to stun and kill a whale from 2:23 to 2:32

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QayUjPoiTmE

            The blood does not make it more inhumane, it has to be done in a frenzy if its to be done as quickly as possible. This is NOT like Taiji.

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  8. Sam

    Whoever is responsible for this PLEASE STOP!!! How can they even think of doing such a barbaric thing?

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  9. Jakup wagg

    Heelo im from the faroe islands and my name is Jákup Waag i think there is nothing wrong with this when we kill the wales we take everrything only the bones are left. the meat is given to the people. the only resond it looks so brutal is becus it is outside, just imagen if all the slaughterhouse’s had glass walls that would be a much more horrer sight. PS. the meat tastes good 😀

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    • Jakup <<<< apt name by the way. Your comment explains the problem of birth defects is fact. Watch out for that mercury!

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    • Ryan j

      Well why do you need to torture the animals with hooks as your killing them? Surely there is a more humane way of doing so. Why must you kill so many at once? This is the least sustainable way of fishing. If you still want these whales to be around through the generations, your people will have to seriously change your methods of massacre. You should also do some research on what stress chemically does to meat, and in your case these animals are under a severe amount of stress as your killing them. There is no excuse for your methods on display here. Hopefully one day your people are able to see the wrongs in your tradition, just as Americans saw the wrong in the tradition of slavery. Just because its culturally accepted doesn’t make it right. Just as the slavers you will be looked down upon in the history books. We must be stewards of the earth and treat it with respect, and your people have not shown these creatures any respect! I pray that the people of the Faroe islands can come up with a more sustainable and more respectable way of harvesting these majestic and impacted creatures. If you don’t, one day you won’t have any more whales to torture.

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    • ThinkAboutIt

      We also need to consider the fact that ocean mammals are becoming depleted for so many reasons. Between nuclear testing in ocean waters, sonar, drag-net fishing, changes in ocean temperatures, pollutants and reduction in feed stock, whale populations are plummeting. If this practice continues, perhaps consider that in less than a generation, your people will have nothing to eat. You need to work with conservationists to manage your ocean feed stocks, not celebrate mass slaughters in this fashion.

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      • Marie King

        I agree totally with Thinkaboutit,Taking whole popuations of an animal is asking for a short life,Most of us do not work in slaughterhouses,but it is the farmers who look after and feed the animals not the ocean,because it is free food there seems to be a frenzy killing to take them all.You are going to leave nothing for the future!Even on an island there are other ways to grow food for all.

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    • Your a moronic Idiot! Just listen to what you are express in writing!. Your saying that if the something tastes good then its acceptable to eat it??! Also, if you take everything but the bones than that makes it okay to eat?!! Seriously??? So, in a similar context your also suggesting that if people tasted good then they should all be gathered up and killed in an inhumane manner – which would befinit as long as we leave the bones, lol, just to benefit the taste buds of some people?!. Now, let me tell you that you are not only taking everything but the bone – you are taking away another life. A mother or father or brother or sister or daughter or son to a family that sticks together as a part of being their way of life. You take the meat and their feelings and their soul and especially their right to living. If all humans thought this way im certain that we would be living in an extremely barbaric way of life with no care for any other being. Okay and i’m sure inside your little brain that you think that this kind of life would be heaven to you – BUT! What just ask yourself what gives you or the 7 billion plus humans the right to decide this??. Who made humans the kings and decision makers of the world.??!! Humans and animals were both put on this earth to live out their lives.. Not to have humans torture the animals. Go learn how to write and read English first, before you can put your immoral thoughts down to paper. What a stupid and disgusting remark – which generally symbolizes the type of person one is!

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      • Karina

        I really agree with Jákup infact I am gonna have whale soon

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  10. Ryan j

    Just because they eat the meat, it’s okay to torture the animals and massacre a whole community? I’m sure you don’t torture your livestock as your killing them. If it is necessary for them to do this there are much more humane and sustainable ways to do so. On another note due to the high levels of mercury in the ocean and the dolphins and whales being on top of the food chain the meat is actually unsafe to eat and has been linked to many birth defects. While the pilot whale population isn’t yet classified as endangered they are a highly impacted species due to overfishing such as this and human induced ocean pollution. There is no way you can look at this and call it justifiable. We don’t have the right to abuse nature in this way. Anyone who views otherwise needs to take a step back and look at what we’ve done to our planet.

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    • polly

      Fingers crossed the people who eat them will end up not being able to reproduce or give birth to viable live young due to mercury poisoning. Thus ending the longevity of the stupid idiots who believe that it is a right of theirs. Job done if you ask me :))

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  11. sion wright.

    death and suffering are part of being as is life and joy perhaps we have become detached from this reality as we become more detached from nature. People should not be so quick to condemn, this belief in your moral superiority over other peoples is deeply disturbing as it reminds me of the views of those who have caused so much pain in this world. You would assume that they ‘torture’ these animals for sport when you have not lived there reality, what is normal for you is strange and foreign to someone else it is just a matter of perspective and if you had been born in the faroe island then perhaps you would be taking part in these practices. The self satisfying and destructive act of pushing your ideology’s upon these people will yield no results but will cause conflict and friction. What is needed is non biased discussion of how to make these practices sustainable and the least traumatic for these animals as possible, which these islanders are doing having vastly decreased how often this practice takes place and adopting more humane killing methods. With compromises like these the islanders can move towards a more ideal situation where there food needs are met and animal suffering is minimized. So lets try to be part of the solution peeps not the problem, by seeing situations for what they are and not what your opinions dictates them too be, so that hopefully we can move to a more harmonies way of being where suffering, death, joy and life all play there part.

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    • Urm, NO! The Whales/Dolphin belong to the whole World, they are only passing through the Faroe Islands – They do not own them and don’t have the right to kill them!

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    • janet

      Sion, try seeing it from the animals’ perspective…

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    • Sion, I understand about growing up in a culture that does things very differently than others. Like Haiti sacrificing goats, Or India playing with snakes. Many countries have their ‘traditions’ with animals. Do you really think, however that it is okay to do this. Even if it’s for food. People are standing and watching as these animals are all in a panic. You say that death and suffering are part of ‘being’ as life is and joy. Do you think that these animals are happy that they have been corralled into a bay and are being killed for food? Hunting them individually would be more humane. You accuse others of pushing an ideology, but you sit there and don’t have your hands covered in blood. What kind of conflict and friction are these people applying to the whales? You are concerned about food needs. There are deer on Denmark are there not? I understand that there are a lot of whales in Denmark, but really, do they need to be captured and killed this way? I see this situation for what it is- cruelty. There’s no other way to describe it. If these animals are to be killed for food, that’s good that they’re being used in some form or fashion. I’m sure every bit of them is used. Still, there are other whales in Denmark. Are they killed in such a mass ‘tradition’ ? I have a problem with traditions, whether it’s about killing animals or not. Traditions are something that keep us in the dark ages. Something that other humans blindly follow. This is a form of torture as they all know what’s going on.

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    • This is morally wrong and inhumane. Animals are dying. These people get a kick from killing, as said before, they bring their kids along to watch daddy kill the beast…’worse than bullfighting. We need action to save these animals right now. What is wrong with people these days? Christ, I give up hope for human kind when I see their attrocities.

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    • Tony P

      Great points! Parallel situation happening in Japan as well documented by the film “The Cove”. The same concepts of cultural relativism at play here and instinctual reaction is to condemn. I believe the Japanese government makes an excellent point that though they are cute and intelligent animals they are nevertheless still animals no different from the ones we slaughter for food.

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      • Marie

        Please do not compare the two. What happens in “The Cove” is illegal and is totally based on getting money. I am not saying that what happens in the Faroe Islands is right, but it is happing for very different reasons. In the movie they are killed for food as they are here. Maybe the law on the faroe islands should be changed here but from my point view there some place we should be focused on first.

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    • SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!! SLAUGHTER IS SLAUGHTER NO MATTER WHICH WAY YOU LOOK AT IT. DON’T FORGET YOUR DEALING WITH HIGHLY INTELLIGENT ANIMALS WITH BRAINS THAT ARE AS CLOSE TO A HUMANS BRAIN THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL! KILL SALMON, OR SARDINES. FOR GOD SAKE LEAVE THE MAJESTIC AND INTELLIGENT ANIMALS ALONE!

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      • jan

        my words exactly Charlene down right bloody murder…shame on the country and the government for allowing it…i am horrified and disgusted…the human race wont be happy till they are extinct..the tiger, the polar bears, the pandas, leopards etc., etc., are in danger….look what we did to the Dodo…i am ashamed of mankind….
        ….

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        • Wozza

          We didn’t kill the dodo… they weren’t aptly evolved…

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      • sanja

        I dissagre, you shouldn’t kill salmon or sardines just because you need to kill something. And who are we to say how intelligent is something? We should be intelligent, but I say we’re dumbasses. “SLAUGHTER IS SLAUGHTER NO MATTER WHICH WAY YOU LOOK AT IT” – these are your words.

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        • Kate

          If you follow that argument to its logic conclusion we couldn’t eat anything including plants. A line needs to be drawn somewhere. A few thousand years ago we stopped eating each other, a line was drawn. Its time another line was drawn. If its got a brain smaller than a pound coin is fair game still for me. Not perfect, I realise but very doable and billions of creatures which have the observable capacity to feel a great deal of pain and fear – shall no longer go through that year upon year. if others followed suit.

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    • - Collective Evolution

      You make some good points, I understand the concepts of cultural relativism, at the same time I feel a deep desire to help stop the murder of innocent beings, and I will continue to do so. I understand there are those out there that view it differently, and I do not believe in my own ‘moral superiority,’ nor imply that, that is something you feel, not me.

      • Wozza

        http://meganastamper.tumblr.com/post/74306785476/the-denmark-dolphin-slaughter Please, give me some facts? Im a little bit sceptical…

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        • - Collective Evolution

          Skeptical of what?

          • Wozza

            Your article is far from clear and hasn’t been properly researched. I understand that you are acting only with good intentions, however, it is clear that this isn’t a “mass murder” as how your article suggests. It is a means of survival, with no unnecessary torture to the whale. You make no comments on the innuits who kill seals for survival? It’s exactly the same, only that whale meat is their means of food in a harsh winter. I think you will also find that no part of the whale is wasted, unlike the meat you can see in supermarkets. I have much more of a problem with the battery farming of chickens, far more brutal and tragic.

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            • - Collective Evolution

              I would disagree that it is a necessary event for survival! I have provided links within the article from PETA, and you can bet they’ve done their research :) Yes I make no comments on the Innuits who kill seals for survival, but they take what they need and they thank the animals afterwards. It is a very spiritual practice. As far as the article being properly researched..the event happens, and I feel a strong desire to stop it so I provided the petition within the article. I am aware that many perceive the event through different eyes :) Killing animals is not needed, and in our ancient history I believe it never happened..

      • well said

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  12. Hilario

    stop this massacre from now on and for ever!

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  13. William

    Kill people the same way they kill animals

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    • francisco

      Don’t kill big cute cuddly animals. I agree, they are of more importance for us. But don’t dress your claims in veils of ignorance! “Kill people the same way they kill animals”

      Are you 15 years old? Have you never eaten meat? Have you never stepped on an ant?

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      • Kate Barkes

        We now know how big these animals brains are, they are larger than ours and more complex. Stepping on an ant or a plant or eating a fish or even a bird is a bit different. People disgusted at this that eat pigs or cattle might want to have a bit of a think, but we all need to now think about what we consume. It’s all about evolving into civilised thoughtful compassionate human beings. Dolphins and lots of other animals should now be off the menu and not exploited by 21st century humans. We certainly shouldn’t be hacking something to death with a cleaver!

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    • Lisa

      And how does that help? Don’t do to others what you don’t want them to do to you. Why would killing help stop killing?

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  14. John

    Yes, Faroe Islands, nothing says “festival” better than bathing in the blood of intelligent beings…

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  15. Linda Hibbett

    disgusting, cruel, barbaric. They seem to enjoy doing this. What kind of people are they.

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  16. vicki steele

    absolutely barbaric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. BJones

    This is Shameful Denmark, I thought you were a civilised nation! Obviously not. Time to change your ways.

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    • Faroe Islands have been independent since 1948 – and Denmark has nothing to do with this stupid tradition! People in Denmark dislike this, but have no power over Faroe Islands to make them stop this. I say; shame on animal protectors, who year after year write this nonsense about Denmark being involved in Faroe Islands massacre – you might as well write: Shame on England or Madagascar for this…

      As citizen of Denmark i am getting tired of reading things who are untrue and misleading.

      Take a look at a map and see, that Faroe Islands are in the middle of Atlantic ocean and Denmark in Scandinavia “Denmarks Annual Festival of Massive Whale and Dolphin Slaughter” – Well, can’t be more untrue

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      • Faroe Islands has been autonomous since 1948 and not “independent”. Denmark still keeps the control over some aspects. It is a huge difference. And by the way, Denmark was the one who set the exceptions for whaling for both Faroe islands and Greenland when they signed the treaty that ended whaling for Denmark.

        Maybe you should get tired of your sex farms, where any Dane with the urge and moey can go to have sex with an animal. It is also a “tradition” in your country to have anything legal including bestiality. Maybe you should get tired about the way some of your farmers treat their own animals, because that is also a issue in Denmark. Maybe you should think at that, before pointing fingers at the Faroese.

        It is no “tradition”, it’s no “annual festival” (what a ridiculous term, by the way), it is not even a massacre. It is a time to let this silly chauvinism aside

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  18. Kári

    Saying the Faroe islands are a part of Denmark is like saying Scotland is part of England! They are in the Danish realm not Denmark!

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    • - Collective Evolution

      Well, they make up the Kingdom of Denmark….so I think the title isn’t misleading in that sense. Regardless the distinction is made without the article.

      • Wozza

        I’m sorry, you don’t believe that we killed animals as natural instinct? I find that very bizarre… hunter gatherer is the very base of human survival. Without being prejudice, can I ask if you’re vegetarian?

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        • This isn’t just our planet, stop killing everything this is beyond cruelty it’s barbaric and should not be allowed.

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        • - Collective Evolution

          I didn’t say that :) I think there is a boat load of evidence for intelligent ancient civilizations that we don’t know about, or have been kept in the dark about. That is a whole other topic, and I believe many of them were vegan! I do not deny the hunger gatherer experience at all, as it was a part of human history (also) for sure. I am a vegetarian, and I am obviously bias in my writings when it comes to topics with animals :) I was not always a vegetarian though.

          • Wozza

            Point well made, I can’t say I agree with your viewpoint and I think your article is overly biased, but you know your own morals and views, I can respect that. Agree to differ?

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      • Markus WS

        But it IS misleading though. And the comment below (“This is Shameful DENMARK, I thought you were a civilised nation! Obviously not. Time to change your ways”) shows that exactly! Somehow this issue bothers me alot so i’ll post another comment – sorry about that 😉 As written before by someone else, it is like the difference between The United Kingdom and England. It is really NOT “Denmarks annual tradition”. It isn’t even the annual tradition of the Kingdom of Denmark as that would imply all the countries withing the kingdom practiced this tradition. This traditon is only practiced within the Faroe Islands. Why not be specific? I’m really glad i read this article. Firstly because it was an interesting read thank you. And secondly it have taught me to check the details and not blindly follow what titles and headlines state. Something which i have a tendency of doing regarding alternative media. Namaste.

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  19. polly

    I have just watched the video and am disgusted by what has been shown. There is nothing humane whatsoever in the slaughter of these animals. They are slaughtered over a period of time, in front of each other, swimming in the blood of their relatives from same pods. This isn’t a salmon but an intelligent mammal. The fear and panic is immense – you can hear them whistling in fear – and totally incomparible to a slaughterhouse. A slaughterhouse, animals are kept from seeing others slaughtered until the last moment. This is basically like a SAW film.

    My only hope is that by eating these whales, what with the high mercury levels involved in the meat, the people of Faroese will not be able to produce new generations sufficiently to continue … and that, my friend, is revenge being served up extremely cold. Ain’t Mother Nature a bitch but she always has the last laugh !!!!

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