Worst tradition of reckless killing in Denmark
It is hard to believe that in this age that this bloody massacre annually takes place on Faroe Island in a country that claims to be a civilized member of the European Union. Every year the young boys of the island go to the beach and kill Whales & Dolphins.
The Risso’s Dolphin is a playful animal that only feels curiosity towards human kind. When they reach the beach they are trapped by this barbarous people that unmercifully kill every dolphin. By this they prove that they are not kids and now are adults.Thus they showoff their newly attained adulthood. This is an act of cruelty towards animals that only get close to them to play.
Whaling is the hunting of whales mainly for meat and oil. Its earliest forms date to at least 3000 BC.Various coastal communities have long histories of sustenance whaling and harvesting beached whales. Whaling in the Faroe Islands has been practiced since 1584. It is regulated by Faroese authorities but not by the International Whaling Commission as there are disagreements about the Commission’s competency for small cetaceans. Around 950 Long finned pilot whales Globicephala melaena) are killed annually, mainly during the summer. The hunts, called “grindadráp” in Faroese, are non-commercial and are organized on a community level; anyone can participate. The hunters first surround the pilot whales with a wide semicircle of boats. The boats drive the pilot whales slowly into a bay or to the bottom of a fjord.
Most Faroese consider the hunt an important part of their culture and history. Animal-rights groups criticize the hunt as being cruel and unnecessary, while the hunters claim in return that most journalists do not exhibit sufficient knowledge of the catch methods or its economic significance.Durinf the year 2008 the chief medical officers of the Faroe Islands have recommended that pilot whales no longer be considered fit for human consumption because of the levels of toxins in the whales.How sad it is that poor animals are not fit so we kill them to get rid of them.
Records of the drive exist in part since 1584, and continuously from 1709 the longest period of time for statistics existing for any wild animal harvest in the world.The catch is divided into shares known in Faroese as a skinn, which is an age-old measurement value that derives from agricultural practices. 1 skinn = 38 kg of whale meat + 34 kg of blubber: in total 72 kg. Just like a human.
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