Over at earthfirst.com (yay! for Earth First!), there are some striking and heartbreaking photographs of an annual whale slaugher in the Faroe Islands, Denmark. From the site:
“Ironically, this practice, called grindadráp, is diminishing the population of 5,000 islanders. Many of them get sick and die from high mercury levels in the whales. Mentally retarded children are reportedly being born at alarmingly high rates.”
Please head over to Earth First’s blog and check it out. The pictures are hard to look at but a good example of how some tradition needs to be chucked out.