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Stop the Cruel Dolphin and Whale Hunts in the Faroe Islands

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Update: On July 9th, tourists aboard a cruise ship in the Tórshavn harbour witnessed a horrific sight — the hunt of 78 pilot whales, bringing the total killed to over 800 in 2023 alone. This gruesome event has sparked outrage. Today, Only One is joining the #DontVisitFaroe movement — urging travellers to reconsider their trips to the Faroe Islands until the cruel Grindadráp hunt is stopped. Learn more and join the campaign by following @DontVisitFaroeIslands on social media and downloading assets to share from the Campaign Toolkit.

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.

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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. Heavy metals within marine animals containing higher levels of stored fat have been rising over the decades, leading to a number of health consequences.

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 to stop the reckless slaughter of dolphins and whales in the Faroe Islands.
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Riley L

I am signing because, although I believe a better future is possible for us, I do think we will need to fight for it. I feel that this movement is a s…

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Katrin M

This slaughter has to end.

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Alexandria V

This is barbaric and needs to end.

3 weeks ago
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Sandra M

this cruel and unnecessary radication of dolphin and pilot whales must stop

4 weeks ago
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Corinna K

People have to protect the Earth, our nurturer and home !

4 weeks ago
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Kathleen K

This is a disaster environmentally speaking, we need a diversity of species to have healthy maritime environments. Additionally, the cruelty of doing…

1 month ago
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Gro F

It is no longer a must for survival for the inhabitants of these islands. There is no good reason to continue this horror in the name of culture. Only…

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Sean M

This is horrible to do to any living creature

1 month ago
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sam u

its a disgraceful cruelty, and needs to be stopped

1 month ago
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Amy T

dolphin and whale hunts are cruel and meaningless. These highly intelligent beings need to live in the ocean and be left alone. they suffer from their…

2 months ago
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aure j

I CARE !

2 months ago
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Marguerite G

This cruel atrocity impoverishes the entire planet.

3 months ago
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Jane L

This absolutely cruel Hunt on highly endangered animals has nothing to do with traditions in the 21st century. We have to safe the last big mammals in…

3 months ago
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Kathleen A

Songs of dolphins and whales resonate throughout the oceans, foundational to core frequencies generating coherent energies essential to sustain planet…

3 months ago
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Tori P

STOP MASS KILLING ANIMALS !!!!

3 months ago
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Helene v

this must stop ! so incredibly cruel

3 months ago
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Evan R

These are beautiful, intelligent animals with families and emotions who deserve our love and respect.

3 months ago
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Dawn S

There is mo reason for this heinous crime to continue.

3 months ago
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Brooklyn F

these creatures are ours to live in awe of, to care for, to exist next to. they are defenseless against us, they have no way to understand why this is…

3 months ago
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Marcella Q

I can't stand the senseless & cruel killing of defenseless animals anywhere on our planet! Please stop the hunts in the Faroe Islands!

4 months ago
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Anna H

I am signing because their lives matters

4 months ago
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Linda G

there is no need for this barbaric hunt to be happening in 2023.the suffering is heartbreaking

4 months ago
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Madeleine E

its tragedi that this still goes on. for NO reason but tradition.

4 months ago
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Morgan W

They have an immense intellectual and emotional understand and feel the heartbreak of watching every member of their family die. They feel the pain of…

4 months ago
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Katherine F

It is absolutely senseless and unnecessary, and this sort of thing should not be happening in this day and age.

4 months ago
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