Over 1,000 whales and dolphins have been driven ashore and brutally slaughtered with hooks and knives in the Faroe Islands in just the past 24 days. On August 13th, a staggering 450 dolphins were horrifically killed at Hvalba.
Every year around 700 pilot whales are killed for their meat and blubber in the Faroes. The whaling continues even though Faroese Health officials have repeatedly warned that the whales and dolphins are so heavily contaminated with toxic pollutants like mercury and PCBs, they pose a serious health threat both to the whales and the people still eating them. These pollutants have been directly linked to serious health problems found in men, women and children in the Faroes.
Change is coming, but tradition dies hard. Campaign Whale is working both within and outside of the Faroes to end this senseless slaughter as quickly as possible.
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