Thought the world was finished reacting to the horrible tradition that occurs annually on the Faroe Islands? Think again.
A video was released, showing the sea surrounding the now infamous Faroe Islands running red with the blood of animals, as a countless number of intelligent dolphins were slaughtered this year in a tradition that has the entire world up in arms.
According to one article:
“The video depicts the mammals squirming for their lives along the shoreline as the sea becomes a blood-bath. Pictures – which we chose not to publish – also show piles of dolphins on the shoreline left with gaping wounds in the back of their heads.”
This footage was captured in yet another slaughtering event. Personally I thought it was just an annual event, but here we are watching this for the second time in 2018: at least the second time huge public awareness was brought to it.
For not the second time in just a matter of weeks, but at least the eleventh, dozens of dolphins and whales were slaughtered in the region. This time, at least 100 white sided dolphins and pilot whales lost their lives after being herded into a corner and brutally taken out by laughing fishermen, in Hvalvik on the Faroese island of Streymoy.
Marine wildlife charity Sea Shepherd managed to broadcast the footage live on Facebook, bringing the world’s gaze once again to this region in a phenomenon kind of unique to this 2010’s decade.
Government regulations, as they don’t work anywhere for anything, maintain that dolphins and whales should lose their lives at the hands of special tools and not knifes, but you can guess what these hunters used. The morality of either side of this debate is questionable.
This Danish archipelago is pretty close to the UK, hundreds of miles off the coast of Scotland between Iceland and Norway.
Every summer on the islands, somewhere around 800 whales and dolphins lose their lives, and once upon a time the tradition was that their meat was used and eaten, but nowadays some people choose to leave the meat rotting in the Sun, just taking the lives of sea creatures for some kind of sick satisfaction justified by a cultural tradition.
Sea Shepherd, the conservationist group trying hard to fight the annual massacre, explained that this particular event was the 11th “hunt” carried out on the Faroe Islands during what they call the 2018 hunting season.
This has been going on since at least the late 16th century, but today it’s devolved into a ridiculously vain, inhumane, and pointless event sure to draw the fury and empathy of animal lovers worldwide.
It is claimed by the society that filmed this tragedy that in the past 50 years, over 62,000 pilot whales and dolphins have lost their lives to this hunt by the Faroese. During 2017, apparently 1,691 dolphins and whales lost their lives across a total of 24 grindadráp hunts in the Faroe Islands.
This year, it is reported that about 561 pilot whales and 255 Atlantic white sided dolphins have lost their lives.
A horrific description of what happens to these animals was provided by PETA:
“Metal hooks are driven into the stranded mammals’ blowholes before their spines are cut. The animals slowly bleed to death. Whole families are slaughtered, and some whales swim around in their family members’ blood for hours.
“Whales and dolphins are highly intelligent creatures and feel pain and fear every bit as much as we do.”
It’s unbelievable that this is the 11th round of “hunting” taking place on this island, this year. Make no mistake, it’s not hunting when all the meat and everything is left out to rot and they pass away in such a senseless and painful way.