Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Something Stinks in Denmarks Faroe Island
The Faroe Island's destruction of the Dophin population
"This is a ritual in which all young men participate, to mark their transition to adulthood......
WHAT A TRULY DISGUSTING & WOEFUL RITUAL......DENMARK SHOULD BE MADE ANSWERABLE AND HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME!!
IT IS WITHOUT ANY DOUBT THAT THESE PHOTOS PROVE THAT THE ONLY TRUE BEAST OR ANIMAL ON THIS EARTH IS MANKIND!!
THESE BOTTLE NOSE DOLPHINS ARE ONE OF THE FEW SPECIES THAT WILLINGLY APPROACH HUMANS OUT OF CURIOSITY & THIS IS HOW THEY ARE REWARDED!!"
As someone who is a human being with a good heart I was appalled. Animal welfare and cruelty seems to be getting more problematic around the world as we call ourselves more civilised. If these are the facts then it is just a further example of mankind's abuse of the power and privileged position that he and she holds.
Researching a little further I saw that YouTube holds distressing video proof of this behaviour. I have selected one of the shorter videos in order to minimise distress. More explicit footage is there for you to view if necessary. However, no matter how long or short the video is, there is no escaping the painful reality.
Dolphins are under attack around the world and it would seem that they are an easy target for many.
The on line petition has sadly far less signatures than one would have hoped. My email included a round robin type petition and so hopefully this will add to those already actioned. The petition is now closed but there are other actions you can take such as circulating the email on the petition link to as many people as possible and making your collective voice heard. As you will see from the link the slaughter includes that increasingly rare wonder of the world the Whales species.
Of course there is nothing stopping you from starting your own petition, in your part of the world.
Reasons for the killing
Well my email led me to believe that it was some sort of out dated passage of rite into manhood. No, I thought. Surely not in a modern EEC, European Economic Country, such as Denmark. The EEC, as we all know has caused a song and dance about much more trivial goings on such as how straight a cucumber should be and whether the tomatoes are too large in some countries. Surely it will have made its voice heard, as a means of stopping this mass killing? Wrong, I'm afraid.
The comments left om this hub have been a mixed bag. I have been called a stupid woman and worse as "Its only an animal". Recently I have received more aggressive comments stating that I should get my facts right and it is The Faroe Islands and not Denmark. However I had ststed clearly at the beginning of this hub that a lot depended how true the reports were.
So I have amended this hub to the Faroe Islands.
However there seems to be no doubt that this barbarism continues and for pointless reasons.
Looking around the Internet it would seem that this slaughter keeps happening over and over again. This year, 2009, has been no exception.
If you care please make sure that this killing is not achieved and sustained by people's ignorance and apathy.
Write to Danish Embassies and their ambassadors in your country, Faroe Island representatives, lobby your politicians and, if enough people show that they disapprove, hopefully this practice will be resigned to the same garbage bin as bear and dog baiting, whale hunting and fox hunting.
Heres the Toursim Board of Faroe Island
P.O box 118
Fo 110 Tórshavn
Tel +298 306100 +298 306100
Fax +298 306105
EYSTUROY INFORMATION OFFICE
á Bug, P.O.Box 100
NORÐUROYGGJAR INFORMATION OFFICE
SANDOY INFORMATION OFFICE
STREYMOY INFORMATION OFFICE
Vaglið, P.O.Box 379
Vestmanna Tourist Centre
SUÐUROY INFORMATION OFFICE
VÁGAR INFORMATION OFFICE