On September 12th, a super-pod of 1,428 white-sided dolphins were brutally slaughtered in the coastal waters of the Faroe Islands, a self-governing territory of Denmark, located in the North Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Norway.
Faroese hunters drove the terrified pod of highly intelligent, sentient marine mammals for over 25 miles to the shallow waters, where they were ruthlessly and inhumanely butchered.
This illegal hunt, fuelled by blood lust, is tragic and unacceptable. Sea Shepherd fully condemns the slaughter of these dolphins and has opposed the traditional Faroese killing of marine mammals since 1983. There are currently no caps in the Faroe Islands on the number of dolphins that can be slaughtered.
Our oceans are dying, and as finite resources and innocent marine life continues to be senselessly plundered, our planet is dying as well.
We need your help. You can stand beside us on the front lines and raise your voice in opposition to this brutal tradition by supporting our efforts today. All donations go directly toward our campaigns and allow us to continue the fight to protect marine wildlife and prevent future massacres.
Please support us at: http://www.seashepherd.org/donate
If you would like to reach out to the Faroe Islands government directly to voice your concerns, they can be reached at:
Bárður á Steig Nielsen – Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
Tinganes, Posting Office 64,
Phone: +298 30 60 00
Fax: +298 30 60 15
Reproduced from Sea Shepherd