The Horrifying Slaughter in the Faroe Islands
The most bloodthirsty animal cruelty ritual in the world is going on in a place you’ve never heard of: the Faroe Islands, an autonomous province of Denmark. (Here are some more links.) These sickfucks make the Canadian baby seal clubbers look like a bunch of treehuggers.
They have an annual ritual where they go out in motorboats and “drive” a bunch of Pilot Whales and Calderon Dolphins into a bay; sort of like herding cattle. After the whales and dolphins have been lured/driven into the bay, close to shore, the brave hunters stab them. And then they stand there and watch while the whales and dolphins slowly bleed to death.
The slaughter isn’t completely without purpose. They do eat the meat of the Pilot Whale. But the main purpose is the ritual itself. It’s a rite of passage during which teenage boys become “men” (using the term loosely).
About the only consolation is that some of these people are getting sick and dying from the huge amounts of mercury they’re consuming, courtesy of the slaughtered whales. Mercury poisoning is also causing a surge of mental retardation among the youngest children. Maybe the next generation of retarded “hunters” will hold the knife by the wrong end.
Here are some more sick photos.
There were some online petitions asking the Danish government to put a stop to this, but all the petitions I found were closed. Apparently a lot of people have already signed and expressed their outrage, to no avail. I just found out about this whole thing today when a friend forwarded me the information.