Massive Numbers Of Pilot Whales Slaughtered In The Faroe Islands.
These are very graphic images of what happens every year in the Faroe Islands. Pilot whales are slaughtered in the hundreds. Please use caution when watching these images and the video below.
On July 23 2015, approximately 250 pilot whales were slaughtered on the killing beaches of the Faroe Islands. The slaughters, known by the traditional Faroese term ‘grindadráp, took place in two separate drive hunts at Bøur and Tórshavn, making this the single, bloodiest day in the archipelago this year.
Three Sea Shepherd crewmembers have been arrested and another two have been detained for standing in defense of the whales that were targeted for slaughter.
For more information, visit: www.seashepherdglobal.org
This is the moment when one of the SeaShepards crew was arrested.
Many Faroese consider the hunt an important part of their food culture and history. Animal rights groups criticize the hunt as being cruel and unnecessary. As of the end of 13 November 2008 Høgni Debes Joensen, chief medical officer of the Faroe Islands and Pál Weihe, scientist, have recommended in a letter to the Faroese government that pilot whales should no longer be considered fit for human consumption because of the high level of mercury in the whales.However, the Faroese government did not forbid whaling.
Use Caution! These are very graphic images.
We didn’t want to leave you with a sour taste in your mouth… Watch the video below. There is still a lot of good in the world.