Whale Killing at the Faroe Islands

Whale Killing at the Faroe Islands

In my article about the production of 1kg of meat I explained how important it is that we are more conscious about what we eat and what we use during our lifetime. Obviously it is very important to think about what you use, but eating meat is nothing compared to the disgusting photos I am going to show you today.

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Whale killing at the Faroe Islands

Whale Killing at the Faroe Islands

Every year the people on the Faroe Islands have a ridiculous tradition. They think it is necessary to slaughter hundreds of whales just because there ancestors use to do that. Boats surround the whales and force them into the bay where young men are waiting to slaughter them. The whales are not killed directly but cut several times and they suffer very much during this disgusting tradition.

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A disgusting tradition on the Faroe IslandsThe killing will not stop till the sea has turned red from the blood of the whales, as you can see on the photo above.

This has to stop!

Obviously there are many animal-associations who are already protesting against this cruel and ridiculous tradition. This has to stop as soon as possible, especially because the pilot whales, which are often killed during the slaughter, are already a threathened species.

0The whale killing is mostly done by young menWhale hunting Faroe Islands 4The disgusting sight of the beach, after the whales have been slaughteredWhale hunting Faroe IslandsThe whale killing at the Faroe Islands has to stopSource of the images: http://mp.weixin.qq.com


Job van Hardeveld

Job van Hardeveld

Job is one of the authors on Greentravelife and loves traveling, but mainly off the beaten track. Besides that his passions are music, sport and visiting cool places in Berlin. He also writes about these visits on Berlin-enjoy.com. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions :)



  • dadus dadus December 25, at 17:23

    SAD SAD SAD,,,and disturbing 1st try to solve the whale killing to be stopped peacefully... if you cannot do that then set up snipers and kill those ones whom don't allow those whales to go free. Do not kill free creatures just because you can,.,,, they have their own life just like you and I.

    • Maria Maria December 29, at 08:25

      Hi Dadus, yes it is a very cruel thing to do and let's hope the whale killing will stop as soon as possible. I totally agree with you that animals have a own life just like human beings. Have a nice weekend!


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