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7/11/2014: Over the past year, roughly 1,500 pilot whales were killed in the Faroe Islands' “Grind” -- which is the local term used for the country's mass slaughter of cetaceans. Proponents of the Grind argue that the whale hunts are necessary for sustenance and maintaining the traditions of the islands' culture, but their methods and enthusiasm suggest otherwise. Take action to stop this antiquated "cultural right."
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Every year in a group of islands known as the Faroe Islands — off the coasts of Denmark and Iceland — a whale massacre takes place. Thousands of pilot whales are lured to the shallower waters of the Faroe Island bay. It's at this time that whale hunters slaughter the whales for human consumption. They slash and stab the whales' outer skin until the surrounding waters turn red with their blood.

The Faroe Island massacre is one that dates back to the 1500s and is an event steeped in tradition for the Faroese. Many people come from all over to watch the slaughter, and when it's done, eat the whales' meat. That that is not consumed is simply thrown away.

The Faroese are all but decimating an entire species of precious marine mammals and it must be stopped now. Sign the petition imploring Faroe Islands Prime Minister Kaj Leo Johannesen to put an end to this barbaric event once and for all.

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Dear Prime Minister Kaj Leo Johannesen,

I am appalled to learn of the pilot whale slaughter that takes place in the Faroe Islands every year.

Thousands of these precious marine mammals are lured into a shallow bay, where they become confused and disoriented. Just when hunters have them in their crosshairs, the massacre begins. Hunters drive metal tools into the whales' flesh. They then use large knives to dismember the whales — even killing pregnant mothers and removing the babies from their wombs postmortem.

This is nothing short of savagery and it must be stopped now. We cannot continue to allow these hunters to decimate a species so vital to the ocean's ecosystem.

Please do the right thing and put an end to the whale slaughter now.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Jun 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2017 Stefano Fuschetto
Jun 25, 2017 Sílvia Blesa
Jun 24, 2017 Diana Yoder.
Jun 23, 2017 Ruth Benschoter
Jun 23, 2017 DONNA WARNER
Jun 23, 2017 Norman Crawford
Jun 23, 2017 Teodora Vuković
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2017 Meredith Karley
Jun 22, 2017 Maria Prinsloo
Jun 22, 2017 Ann Bicking
Jun 22, 2017 Erin Kennedy
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Jun 22, 2017 Carol Phipps
Jun 22, 2017 Ольга Малютина
Jun 21, 2017 Edward Jepson
Jun 21, 2017 Pamela Puskarich
Jun 20, 2017 ANNE Gilbert
Jun 20, 2017 Stephen Bono
Jun 20, 2017 Елена Бессонова
Jun 20, 2017 Torun Almer
Jun 20, 2017 annick louvet
Jun 20, 2017 jean louvet
Jun 19, 2017 Mary Ware
Jun 19, 2017 Bruce Nix
Jun 19, 2017 Jana Williams
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn
Jun 19, 2017 christine cichetti
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2017 Christina Adkins
Jun 19, 2017 Kristine Richter
Jun 19, 2017 margaret woodall Why has this awful thing been allowed to continue for so many years, I have been protesting for as long as I can remember, how can a civilised world allow this.
Jun 19, 2017 stacey siegel
Jun 18, 2017 Sara Parmigiani
Jun 18, 2017 Jax Doling
Jun 18, 2017 Terry-Lynn Smith
Jun 18, 2017 Rob Windsor
Jun 17, 2017 carmen guzman
Jun 17, 2017 karen gillum
Jun 17, 2017 Christiane Henker
Jun 17, 2017 Cara Gregory
Jun 17, 2017 Alexandra Marcantonio
Jun 16, 2017 Beth Friesner
Jun 16, 2017 claude mulot
Jun 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 16, 2017 Sheila Gilbert
Jun 16, 2017 Mary Marchbanks

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