Save the dolphins from Denmark's cruelty

Denmark is a big shame The sea is stained in red and its not because of nature, this is man made pool of blood.

It's because of the cruelty that the human beings (civilized humans) killing hundreds of the famous and intelligent Calderon dolphins.

This happens every year in Feroe Island in Denmark and other islands in the country. In this cannibalistic act, the main participants are young teens. WHY? To show that they are adults and mature.... A rite of passage, so to speak.

In this big celebration, nothing is missing for the fun. Everyone is participating in one way or the other, killing or looking at the cruelty “supporting like a spectator” in a basketball match.

Is it necessary to mention that the dolphin calderon, like all the other species of dolphins, is in its near extinction and playful as they are, they get near men to play and interact.

They don’t die instantly; they are cut 1, 2 or 3 times with thick hooks, causing the dolphins to produce a cry  compatible with the cry of a new born child.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! We will send these photos until these gets to the concerned, we won’t only read. That would make us accomplices, viewers.

sushi2 blog owner said that
the owner of this photograph (above) posted this pic on his flickr account and seems to be proud of his achievements because he even justified that people are going and commenting on his photos because they are fantastic. What this amateur photographer doesn't know is that he is being branded by people all over the world as sick, insensitive and barbaric just like most of his fellows in Faroe Island.  I dont know what  this photographer will feel like if instead of bloodied whales lying on the shore, its their own ghastly bodies that are slaughtered to pieces.


Why are they Killing the Whales and Dolphins?

Whale and Dolphin hunting has been the tradition of the inhabitants of Faroe Islands (located in Denmark) since the 10th century. And most of the descendants of the medieval whalers have passed this tradition from Generations to Generations. For the record, there are 17 villages in the Island that have these kind of scenario every year which are authorized to conduct such massacre. After killing the whales in methods so gruesome, the villages parttake the meat of their hunt and distribute them among the inhabitants. And because sometimes meat are abundant, some carcasses of the killed whales and dolphins are laid to waste and rot over the shores. The inhabitants use the whale meat for food because it is one of their staple diet. But recently, a law was passed in the area stating that whale meat consumption must only be once every two weeks because of high levels of mercury, insecticides and other poisons contained in it.

This Tradition has met worldwide outrage and criticism that even Greenpeace Activists tried to stop this from ever occurring again. But the islanders insist that the outsiders doesn’t know the implication of this tradition to their identity and culture as Faroe islanders. Activists however argued that during the medieval times, Faroe islanders have shortage of food compare to this time of ours that food is abundant already in the Island and that using tradition as an excuse for the slaughter of these gentle animals is truly unacceptable. If they were sharks, I don’t think they stand a chance in staging such massacre. I am reminded by this of primitive Mexico prior to the apparition of the Virgin in Guadalupe, wherein people are sacrificed on the altar and their hearts taken from their bodies as a “traditional” sacrifice to the serpent god. The only difference between Mexico and Faroe Island is the time and era. But practically they have the same kind of barbarism in their blood.

Being a Franciscan at heart, we were taught that all animals are our brothers and sisters and that men should show love for all things and creatures created by God. If St. Francis were alive today, he would probably preach on the shores on Faroe island with whales and dolphins as his listeners. For truly, Faroe islanders are more bestial than the gentle beasts themselves.

BTW, I forgot to mention, newly born and baby whales and dolphins are also not spared from this massacre.
Take care of the world, it is OUR AND THEIR home!



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