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Stop the Cruel Dolphin Hunt in the Faroe Islands

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In a slow, cruel hunt that even seasoned whalers have deemed unethical, an entire super pod of at least 1,428 white-sided dolphins was killed on the 12th of September on the shores of the Faroe Islands.

The massive pod was driven by a coordinated fleet of boats and jet skis onto the beach after which the dolphins were killed one by one. The panicked dolphins, including pregnant females and calves, were involved in a hunt that lasted several hours and is said to have extended over more than 45 kilometers before they were left to suffocate on land as the vastly outnumbered whalers struggled to kill them all. The horrific event that took place on September 12th was one of the largest single massacres in the island’s history, drawing the total number of cetaceans killed this year to 2,043.


The Faroe Islands are known for their annual pilot whale hunt, a tradition called the Grindadráp or sometimes referred to as “The Grind.” The practice has been called into question by locals and health experts after decades of research have revealed the health consequences of consuming dolphin and pilot whale meat. Mercury levels within marine animals containing higher levels of stored fat have been rising over the decades, leading to a number of health consequences—particularly for the development of children. According to health experts, people who consume whale or dolphin meat increase their risk of hypertension, diabetes, and even Parkinson’s disease.

Not only is this hunt horrifically cruel, but in a time when the climate crisis is pushing global temperatures to new records, pollution is saturating the ocean, and overfishing continues to deplete the populations of many species, we cannot allow these kinds of practices to continue, as they diminish the ability of the ocean to support biodiversity, maintain ecological balance, and deliver vital ecosystem services. There is a limit to our ocean’s abundance, and we are getting dangerously close to it. Slaughtering more than 1,400 dolphins after allowing them to suffer crosses a line in the ethical treatment of our planet’s wildlife and threatens the reputation of a community that shares a deep-seated connection with the sea.

Add your voice and ask the Faroese Prime Minister Bárður á Steig Nielsen to take a firm regulatory stance against the slaughter of dolphins in the Faroe Islands.
5 hours ago

because this is so cruel why do these beautiful creatures need to be killed? They don’t!! everything wrong in this world has been done by humans it needs to be stopped!!

7 hours ago
Jacqueline T

we hunans need to learn to be more respectful towards other beings

15 hours ago
Maria de los angeles Moreno M

es cruel e innecesario

1 day ago
Chantal B

horrible and stupid can we stand such

2 days ago
Jocelyn E

I don't want to see dying or dead dolphins ilpn a river of blood. They help people.

2 days ago
Megan O

this is barbaric

2 days ago
Sara U

we have to take care of it alll

2 days ago
Julie D

this is a horrible tragedy and tradition and it should be stopped right away

2 days ago
Eileen H

this is so so wrong. a mad mans doing. we already live in an consuming environment. 69% of our wild animals is gone. the world contains mostly of cows and chickens. this tradition must stop. now.

3 days ago
Kate D

please stop this horrific event and gives these animals a voice

3 days ago
Cindy P

Its sickening to do THIS

3 days ago
Pati M

I care!!!

3 days ago
Boadichea O

i am signing because this shouldnt be a aprt of our world. we should be able to live in peace with the world around us. please stop.

3 days ago
Aaliyah H

this is sickening to be legal and needs to be illegal and common sense to stop the brutality!!

1 week ago
Pamela M

This is so tragic and totally unnecessary.

1 week ago
Audrey A


1 week ago
Anarya T

any thing exploited will cause an inbalance we have the ability to think and act accordingy to the reality so dont act stupid if a mad man has gun no one want to get shot we will take down the mad man and provide him with the mental health care he needs .

1 week ago
Omar R

its not fair having benefits from killing lifes

1 week ago
Lynn S

This is so brutally senseless. STOP THIS NOW

1 week ago
Jennifer B

this is an unnecessary barbaric slaughter of beautiful peaceful creatures.

2 weeks ago
Elaine B

I’m pretty sure hunting dolphin anywhere the are found is totallly unnecessary today & is a leftover practice from times of the past. Stop hunting dolphins because they are highly sentient and we have much to learn by their conservation.

2 weeks ago
Carlos D

i would like that stop

2 weeks ago
Trish G

This hunt is cruel and unnecessary, no-one needs to eat dolphins

2 weeks ago
Lauren L

I care about living beings.

2 weeks ago
Lauren B

Animals are an essential part of the earth's ecosystem. We will destroy the planet if we kill everything on it.

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