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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

May 22, 2017 Tracey McManus
May 21, 2017 Melissa Miller
May 21, 2017 Cynthia Super
May 21, 2017 Lorraine Clemens
May 20, 2017 susan miller
May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 Candice Baynes
May 19, 2017 Mike Anderson
May 19, 2017 Dorothy Zitzler
May 19, 2017 Anne Marie Baese
May 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2017 bethzaida vicente
May 18, 2017 Adrienne Divens
May 18, 2017 Cher Hester
May 18, 2017 Angela Torreano
May 17, 2017 Astrid Laban
May 17, 2017 LISA HEARN
May 17, 2017 Mariette van Zyl
May 16, 2017 Diane Beeny
May 16, 2017 Lisa Cruz
May 16, 2017 Alanna Maurina
May 16, 2017 Diane Hall
May 16, 2017 Cassi Redmond
May 16, 2017 Linda Meyer
May 16, 2017 Tisha Becker
May 16, 2017 Fransie Pretorius
May 16, 2017 erek king
May 16, 2017 Alyssa Walls
May 16, 2017 Pamela Hill
May 16, 2017 Cathy Greene
May 16, 2017 Deborah Hilliard
May 16, 2017 Fabian Müller
May 15, 2017 Michelle Manieri
May 15, 2017 Lisa Ramirez
May 15, 2017 adrian mckie This is absolutely repulsive - such so called traditions must be immediately abolished. They have no place in the 21st century.
May 15, 2017 Justine WONT KNOW
May 15, 2017 Elena Burankova
May 13, 2017 S Hawthorne
May 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 13, 2017 Jackie Stone
May 13, 2017 Paola Venezia
May 12, 2017 jan pepper
May 11, 2017 roberta thornton-howard
May 11, 2017 k kern
May 11, 2017 Kathleen Tucker
May 11, 2017 Isabella Ireland
May 10, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
May 10, 2017 Lix Tuls
May 10, 2017 Sławomir Prucnal

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