To: Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen

Stop the Dolphin Slaughter in the Feroe Islands, Denmark .

Stop the Dolphin Slaughter in the Feroe Islands, Denmark .

Dear Prime Minister,
Please put a stop the mindless slaughter of the Calderon dolphins/Pilot Whales in the Faroe Islands.

Why is this important?

The Calderon dolphins are near extinction and innocently go to the shores to interact and play. They are greeted by sharp hooks that lead them to their slow and painful deaths in their own blood. They are magnificent, intelligent creatures and there is and never will be a good reason on this Earth when such a massacre should be necessary.

"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. Then they drive the whales slowly into a bay or to the shallows of a fjord. When a whale is in shallow water a hook is placed in its blowhole so that it may be dragged ashore.

Once on land or immobilized in knee-deep water, a cut is made across its top near the blowhole to partially sever its head. The dead animals are then dragged further to shore after the remaining whales have been likewise killed.

This "grindadráp" is thought to be legal and provides food for many people in the Faroe Islands. Some Faroese consider the hunt an important part of their culture and history.

Animal-rights groups, such as the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, criticize it 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."

How it will be delivered

I will email the signatures to the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands.

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Reasons for signing

  • Disgusting! They look like they’re enjoying standing in pools of those poor creatures blood. Shame on them
  • I understand the grindadráp hunts are a part of Faroe Islanders culture, but things change. You can't avoid environmental reform because of 'old ways'. There is a Burger King on the islands now (allow US burger franchise and keep whaling?!). Besides the mercury levels in the mammals flesh surely is dissuasive enough to halt this ecconomy...no?
  • This is disgusting and needs to stop right away!

Updates

2014-01-24 21:25:43 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2014-01-24 09:37:49 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-01-23 20:06:40 +0000

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2014-01-23 15:35:14 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-01-23 11:59:14 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-01-23 08:19:35 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-01-22 23:19:01 +0000

10 signatures reached