End Inhumane Slaughter of Whales and Dolphins

Target: Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

Goal: Cease tradition of cruel slaughtering of whales and dolphins

The Faroe Islands have been self-governing under the sovereignty of Denmark since 1948. These people have a tradition of whale hunting. Whale hunting is regulated by Faroese authorities, but not by the International Whaling Commission due to disagreements about the Commission’s legal authority to regulate small hunts. Many animal rights groups want to end the Faroese people’s inhumane hunts of whales and dolphins.

Every year on the Faroe Islands, hundreds of pilot whales are slaughtered by men who go out with boats to drive these animals into a fjord, using nets to block their way back to sea. The hunters then pull these whales ashore with a blunt hook lodged in their blowholes. When the whales are beached and defenseless, they are killed by having their spinal cords and major blood vessels severed. It is estimated that it can take up to three and a half minutes for a whale to eventually die, according to Animals Australia, a voice for animals. Dolphins near the Island are also killed using these similar methods.

The tradition of whale and dolphin hunting came about because meat and blubber of these animals were an important part of the diet. But, now their food supply is diverse and steady. The hunt of these animals only continues mainly because of tradition. Sign the petition to demand for the end of the inhumane slaughter of whales and dolphins.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands,

In the past, your people relied on hunting whales and dolphins for food. But now, the Island gets a diverse and plentiful supply of food. Nonetheless, whaling still continues primarily out of tradition. This tradition has killed thousands of whales and dolphins.

Killing these animals is cruel and inhumane. Some of the methods employed are torturous, such as severing major blood vessels and the spinal cords of these whales and dolphins. These animals do not die instantaneously. Instead, they are dying a painful death for up to four minutes. Ban the inhumane slaughter of these animals on the Island.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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21 Comments

  1. Absolutely disgusting and horrid.

  2. Norma Boehler says:

    Man is a threat to all kinds of God’s creations.
    These animals are defenseless with the weapons
    man has now to destroy. These people are
    cruel and inhumane and these acts of death
    must be stopped. When these tortuous
    people are caught, they need to be prosecuted.

  3. Catherine desjarlais says:

    This practice sickens me. It must be stopped immediately!

  4. Michael Eberhard says:

    Alle, mit etwas Intelligenz gesegnete Menschen, müssten schon seit langem erkannt haben, dass es an der Zeit ist, damit auf zu hören!
    Das tragische daran ist: Die Intelligenz ist falsch verteilt!

  5. Jennifer C. says:

    I signed!

  6. debra sanders says:

    Please dont take them for granted i have never scene any creature like these in the wild please let them live and thrive as they were meant to .

  7. Jane Morrow says:

    I can remember protesting about this issue in the 1980’s yet it still goes on. Just because something is considered “tradition” does not make it right, acceptable or appropriate now. The Faroe Islanders are just as bad as the Japanese as anyone who has watched “The Cove” will know. Humans never fail to disgust me – every day there seems to be something else to make me question my humanity.

    • You are so right to cite The Cove documentary–download from Amazon.
      Follow Hardy Jones and Ric O’Barry –remember Flipper? I recommend the education of the public, and reading Death at Sea World should be mandatory in our schools.
      Japan and these islanders aren’t the only ones killing cetaceans. US Navy, aided by NOAA, our protection agency (!) are killing and maiming thousands of them all over the states, in an area as large as Mexico. White man speaks out of both sides of his mouth at the same time.

  8. Marco Savarise says:

    our lovely Mother Earth, her beautiful animal life and her gorgeous plant life …..all brutally abused & murdered by none other than HUMAN BEINGS ….one day in the not too distant future, Mother Earth will take her planet back and a new world order will be set forth ….I cannot wait for and anticipate the coming of this day more ….

  9. Wendy Waltenberg says:

    Tradition is no excuse. If everyone used “tradition” to defend their actions we would still be stoning adulterers to death.

    Absolutely disgusting. Shame on humans. We use our power to abuse.

  10. Michael Guest says:

    Enough is enough. I want this cruel method banned and stopped. Save the whales and dolphins. The wildlife needs our help, and we can’t hold back. Conservation is vital.

  11. We are all earthlings and all earthlings should be treated equally regardless of intelligence

  12. Margaret Mroz says:

    Just leave the precious animals alone, they arent bothering you than just let them be!!!!

  13. This so-called “tradition” is nothing more than barbaric! It is perpetrated by imbeciles who have neither the knowledge nor intelligence to grasp the damage they are doing to the eco-system – and is done to show they are “men”. What they are proving to the world however, is that they are NOT men by any stretch of the imagination – but savages without a heart, soul or intelligence! Tradition? No! They are inadequate in other ways and want to prove their manhood by slaughtering the innocent and defenceless! It MUST stop!!!

  14. I remember when I was i n High school signing then..30 yrs later NO CHANGE.we are KILLING OURSELVES.we are running our of everything.The selfihness of mankind will be its own downfall..Then what???Makes me sick.

    • Rhonda, you’re way ahead of me. We are killing ourselves when we kill whales, elephants, gorillas—I can’t predict what will happen to Earth and its peoples, but we deserve whatever we get. Our selfishness and cruelty will be our downfall, as you said. But, please keep signing and writing letters and encouraging progress when you see it.
      India has banned dolphinariums! India! so let’s get USA and Canada and Spain and all the other countries that still pay big bucks to see Shamu jump. Well, Shamu killed 3 people. He was treated with extreme cruelty and he paid them back. Good–that should have been a wakeup call, and it was for many people.

  15. Horror ! Barbarians ! no words , just : STOP THIS NOW ! PLEASE STOP !

  16. WICKED LITTLE JAPS I just can’t work out why on earth they get so much pleasure out of extreme cruelty . Please do not buy JAP PRODUCTS where there is an alternative . Hurting them financially may help these CRUEL PEOPLE may get the message .

  17. If you beat and murder a defenseless animal, than you are a big COWARD. These people show that they are cowards!

  18. HOPE ALL THOSE DEVILS CAN BE PUT TO DEATH TO MAKE THIS WORLD MORE BEAUTIFUL. MANY PEOPLE NOWADAYS ON THIS EARTH ARE GREEDY, SELFISH AND WILL DO ANY BAD THING JUST FOR MONEY. YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW. ALL THESE DEVILS ARE DESTROYING THE WORLD BUT ACTUALLY THEY ARE DESTROYING THEMSELVES WHICH MAKE THE END OF THIS WORLD JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!! STOP THE CRUELTY IMMEDIATELY!

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