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Outcry as over 1,400 dolphins slaughtered in a day in Faroe Islands of Denmark


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The government of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous Danish territory, faced an outcry on Tuesday over the culling of more than 1,400 white-sided dolphins in a day in what was said to be the single biggest hunt in the northern archipelago.

"There is no doubt that the Faroese whale hunts are a dramatic sight to people unfamiliar to the hunts and slaughter of mammals," a government spokesman told AFP.

"The hunts are, nevertheless, well organised and fully regulated," he said.

Traditionally, the North Atlantic islands -- which have a population of around 50,000 people -- hunt pilot whales and not dolphins, the spokesman said.

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/outcry-as-1-400-dolphins-slaughtered-in-a-day-in-faroe-islands-of-denmark-2541119

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Though grindadráp often makes headlines for images of blood-red seas, people shouting, and animals thrashing, those who uphold the hunt maintain it is a community-based activity that is rooted in tradition dating back to the 16th century.

Until now, this has enabled the Faroe Islands to avoid legal repercussions.

https://www.euronews.com/green/2021/09/14/tradition-or-torture-1-500-dolphins-slaughtered-in-unnecessary-faroe-islands-hunt

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  • The title was changed to Outcry as over 1,400 dolphins slaughtered in a day in Faroe Islands of Denmark
 

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50 minutes ago, Still Waters said:

 rooted in tradition dating back to the 16th century

SO WHAT?!!! This is the 21st century and this slaughter is not acceptable . . . . for any reason.

edit to say: we must let go of this idea that tradition trumps everything else. 

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Slavery was a tradition too... but we realized it was barbaric and ended it.

Maybe we should reinstitute that tradition and shackle these ****ing monsters.

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Freakin morons need to be stopped.  That's 1 dolphin killed for every 35 people on the island.  

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Christ, the intelligence of dolphins is arguably comparable to that of humans - apparently far superior in this instance.

What gives these scumbags the right to commit such a barbaric act!? :no:

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Let me first say that I agree with all the former commentors: it's a horrible act. It is a senseless slaughter to a point it looks like a sadistic act.

 

But now I want to play the devil's advocate.

Apparently, for many of us 'westerners', intelligent creatures should not be killed and eaten.

Does that mean it's ok to kill creatures with less intelligence?

Hindus don't kill and eat cows because of religious reasons.

Jews and muslims don't eat pig meat because of religious reasons: pigs are 'unclean' (maybe also because pig meat really wàs unhealthy in times before).

We don't eat dog meat, because dogs are one of our favorite pets. In some Asian countries it's quite normal to eat dog meat.

In some African contries they kill and eat apes (chimps and gorillas), socalled 'bushmeat'. We don't because these apes are so 'close to us'.

What reason is good enough to be allowed to kill and eat another creature? It not being 'cuddly', smart, beautiful, or what?

 

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These people simply don't care :(

Faroe Islands: Dozens more dolphins killed less than two weeks after record slaughter

Some 52 dolphins have been slaughtered in the Faroe Islands less than two weeks after the killing of a record 1,428.

The pilot whales were initially intended to be marked and released as part of a scientific research programme, but the islands' Natural History Museum said it did not have enough staff to carry out the tagging.

Instead of releasing the dolphins back into the ocean, the whalers decided to slaughter them.

https://news.sky.com/story/faroe-islands-dozens-more-dolphins-killed-less-than-two-weeks-after-record-slaughter-12415183

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They have no idea how much longer the pandemic situation will continue to cause disruption to shipping and delivery of food supplies. 

Nobody knows, and they have to make do with what is available to them till the situation improves. 

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Dolphins have always been my favorite animal. As a kid I had dolphins objects all over my room :lol: lol

Heartbreaking to see them get killed.

 

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I remember eating fish when I was little, then they told me it was dolphin.   It wasn't till later in life that I realized it was "dolphin fish" or more commonly known as Mahi Mahi.

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Terrible. I wish those 'hunters' will get to return as dolphins in the next life, and experience the pain and suffering they have caused . <_<

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"a population of 53,358 as of June 2021". Wikipedia.

It would take a day or two to get rid of the pests.

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