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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

Mar 24, 2017 Carolyn Beck
Mar 24, 2017 jay beck
Mar 23, 2017 Jessica Gonzales
Mar 23, 2017 Marsha Smith
Mar 23, 2017 Nancy Wein
Mar 23, 2017 Janet Edwards
Mar 23, 2017 Deborah Boychuk
Mar 23, 2017 John Duda
Mar 23, 2017 Maria Molina
Mar 23, 2017 Donna Shirley
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2017 Jenna Wilson
Mar 23, 2017 Carrie Carlson
Mar 23, 2017 JANE Rosa
Mar 23, 2017 Laura Vera
Mar 23, 2017 Alyssa Ramirez
Mar 23, 2017 Felecia Markham
Mar 23, 2017 PJ Chambers
Mar 23, 2017 Mary Zindorf
Mar 23, 2017 Laura Gwin
Mar 23, 2017 Georgia Roussis
Mar 22, 2017 Dale Leatherman This is a terrible practice and must be stopped.
Mar 22, 2017 salete verrone
Mar 21, 2017 Mike Unohoo 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.
Mar 21, 2017 sjef jansen
Mar 20, 2017 Adele Roberts
Mar 20, 2017 J. Scott
Mar 20, 2017 John and Deborah Haynes
Mar 20, 2017 joan Glasser
Mar 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2017 Peggy Murray
Mar 20, 2017 Pia Heyn
Mar 20, 2017 Barbara Phillips
Mar 20, 2017 Kristin Dubovsky
Mar 20, 2017 Ina Kornblum
Mar 20, 2017 Jennifer Lindridge
Mar 19, 2017 Ellen Prior
Mar 19, 2017 Darren Anderson
Mar 19, 2017 Amber Lopez
Mar 19, 2017 Tina Warden
Mar 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2017 Joke Haan
Mar 18, 2017 Andrew Brockbank
Mar 17, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
Mar 17, 2017 Katie Sceats
Mar 17, 2017 yvonne Ryder
Mar 17, 2017 Angela Tune
Mar 17, 2017 esther winchester
Mar 17, 2017 Diane Brown

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