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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

Apr 24, 2017 Brenda Higgins
Apr 24, 2017 Patricia Stern
Apr 24, 2017 Sharmila Perera
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Luisa Melo
Apr 23, 2017 Kim Williams
Apr 23, 2017 Evelyn Betancourt
Apr 22, 2017 Chista Ashti
Apr 22, 2017 Jane Munns
Apr 22, 2017 Christine Ciempola
Apr 21, 2017 Simone Duffin
Apr 21, 2017 Sandra Schomberg
Apr 21, 2017 Joe and Karen Lansdale
Apr 21, 2017 Jo Ann Foglia
Apr 21, 2017 Carolina Jimenez
Apr 21, 2017 Evelyn Villegas
Apr 20, 2017 patrick zemp
Apr 20, 2017 Nina Røstad
Apr 19, 2017 Nikki Sewell
Apr 19, 2017 C Marais
Apr 19, 2017 elizabeth boroff
Apr 18, 2017 Kim Lacost
Apr 18, 2017 Vanessa Ungaro
Apr 18, 2017 Ursula Sand
Apr 18, 2017 Tanja Gistl
Apr 17, 2017 Rudolf Filip
Apr 16, 2017 Nellie Rando
Apr 16, 2017 Charlotte Vrancart
Apr 15, 2017 kate zabkiewicz
Apr 15, 2017 Amy Pfaffman
Apr 15, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Apr 15, 2017 angus murris
Apr 14, 2017 Karen Webb
Apr 14, 2017 Lisa Trujillo
Apr 14, 2017 Victoria Joslin
Apr 14, 2017 Lynda Kerr
Apr 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2017 tammy oare
Apr 14, 2017 Deb Powell
Apr 14, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Apr 13, 2017 Shari Spray
Apr 13, 2017 Jacqueline Tan
Apr 13, 2017 Manuela Repek
Apr 13, 2017 diane peterson
Apr 13, 2017 SALI EVANS
Apr 13, 2017 Virginia FRICK
Apr 13, 2017 Dale Drouin
Apr 13, 2017 Tonya Rose
Apr 13, 2017 Rita Scholliers
Apr 13, 2017 Ellen Liszewski

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