Sunday, December 18, 2011

whale hunting in the faroe islands

The Faroe Islands are not famous for many things, but every year around the end of November they get some press. Bad press. It is in this time that they have their annual Grindadrap or whale hunt in English. Each year they kill (and eat) hundreds of pilot whales by driving them into a bay and killing them. The whale meat is distributed equally amongst the families and can’t be sold. It looks bad and it could probably be done more humanly, but is it any worse than we treat our chickens, cows, pigs and sheep?

Whale Hunting In The Faroe Islands
Inhabitants of Faroe Islands catch to slaughter pilot whales (Globicephala melaena) during the traditional Grindadrap (whale hunting in Faroese) near the capital Torshavn, November 22, 2011. Residents of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous province of Denmark,
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