25 Jul '11, 6pm
Petitions to End the Faroe Islands' Whale & Dolphin Slaughter
Sunday July 24, 2011, 11:48 pm Read and sign the petitions. Hundreds of pilot whales are slaughtered every year on the Faroe Islands, a small group of islands north of Europe. Faroe men go out with boats to drive these animals into a fjord using nets to block their way back to sea. The whales then beach themselves, or are pulled ashore with a blunt hook lodged in their blowholes. Once beached and defenceless these whales are killed by having their spinal cords and major blood vessels cut. It can take up to three and a half minutes for a whale to eventually die. Other than pilot whales, several species of dolphins are also killed using these same methods. Please show the Faroe Islands that the international community is strongly opposed to this cruel slaughter by signing these petitions to the Faroe Islands Prime Minister. send green star | flag as inappropriate Why is this...