End The Horrific Whale Slaughter In The Faroe Islands!

A heartbreaking scene on May 20th and 21th as the first hunt of the season, a total of 84 long-finned pilot whales were slaughtered in the Faroe Islands. The slaughter took place in the killing bay of Bøur on the Island of Vagar.

The meat is distributed amongst the local population despite ongoing concerns about the long-term health implications of eating whale and dolphin meat. High levels of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and other pollutants are known to accumulate in pilot whales and other cetacean species.

In 2008, health officials recommended that the Faroese population cease from eating whale meat, while a health study in 2012 reached a similar conclusion.

Up to 1,000 pilot whales are killed annually in the months of July and August.

The conservation organization Sea Shepherd and their incredible international crew of their ship, the Bob Barker in 2015, was unlawfully denied entry to the Faroe Islands by Denmark.

In 2016, a new law was passed in the Faroe Islands which requires that all Sea Shepherd volunteers must have a visa to enter the archipelago. As a result, Sea Shepherd has modified its tactics in the battle against the grindadráp. The organisation’s 2016 Pilot Whale Defense Campaign, Operation Bloody Fjords, sees Sea Shepherd take its battle against the grindadráp to the heart of the Faroese and Danish institutions that continue to promote this outdated practice.

“Is it exactly these kinds of atrocities that authorities in Denmark and the Faroe Islands are attempting to cover-up, by refusing Sea Shepherd crews entry to the archipelago,” said Sea Shepherd Operation Bloody Fjords Campaign Leader, Geert Vons. “And this is exactly the reason why we continue to push the increasing global momentum to end this bloody and brutal practice.”

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Via: Sea Shepherd & Shut Down Captivity

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