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.
September 9, 2008 at 9:12 pm
This is just so senseless. Though it breaks my heart to see this image, I thank you for this post and making people aware. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Your blog resonates with me on many levels in many ways. I am a huge animal lover, I wouldn’t kill even a flea and I try to inspire others not to either.
April 8, 2009 at 10:03 am
WAY OF THE PLANT OF HUMAN MONSTERS!
October 22, 2010 at 5:18 am
Very sad that even the pregnant whales are not spared!
May 16, 2011 at 9:52 am
thats jst wronge wat people do jst to eat idk if i going 3 eat meat ever agoin or go swimming in the ocean