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Monday, December 13, 2010

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.


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11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No big deal, it tastes like chicken.
A little mercury never hurt anyone, gives it some flavor.

December 14, 2010 at 4:29 AM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

I've never understood the idea that manhood and killing something are somehow related.

December 14, 2010 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Thomas: Me either.

December 14, 2010 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I can't even click those links. I am horrified to even look.
I'm the neighbor you don't want to live near if you are not caring for your pet to my standards because you will be confronted about it.

December 14, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lisa: That's an excellent attitude. I'm glad we agree on something :)

December 14, 2010 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

And they call it a hunt. Nice.

http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/faroe605/faroe-605.html?c=4wm

December 15, 2010 at 2:41 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Now I feel bad for not shooting that squirrel in my yard yesterday in cold blood. What a pansy I've become.

December 15, 2010 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I am a sucker for the animals Tom.

December 15, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Carlos: Interesting link. Thanks. That's a beautiful place, but I'm skeptical about that 1000-year-old "hunting" tradition they talk about. I doubt that their ancestors had high-power motorboats to drive pods of whales into a cove where they'd be slaughtered like sitting ducks.

Randal: Next time you see one of them critters in your yard, you'll do the manly thing, right :)

Lisa: Me too.

December 15, 2010 at 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Fix Your Pets! said...

The sad, sad thing is...If you examine just about any human society/culture, you'll find some sort of example of mainstream animal cruelty. Like the harp seals in Canada. Like the whales killed by Japan (and others). Like the poachers killing the last wild tigers, apes, etc. Here at home (literally in my case - just around the corner from my house) we have millions of abused/neglected/unfixed pets in the U.S. who are essentially on their own. They might get some crappy food once or twice a day, but no shelter from the elements, no attention, and nothing to stop them from breeding and adding more poor little souls to the pool of misery.

Nothing gets me angrier. And nothing makes me hate the human race more than things like these. We are such a disappointment.

December 20, 2010 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Fix Your Pets!: Excellent point about unfixed pets who keep multiplying and suffering from neglect. And America's factory farms are every bit as disgraceful as any animal abuse anywhere in the world.

I agree with your assessment of the human race -- "We are such a disappointment."

December 20, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

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