By Eliza Erskine
The organization shared on Instagram, “The Faroese eat dolphin meat and defend a tradition called ‘Grindadrap’, which allowed their ancestors to survive in a hostile climate while today, their supermarkets are full of food of all kinds and yet the hunting persists anyway. On average, 800 cetaceans are killed each year in the Faroe Islands in the name of ‘tradition’ despite less than 20 per cent of the islanders even consuming pilot whale meat and blubber anymore. Once we spread enough awareness and there is enough public outcry about this then barbaric traditions like this will stop once and for all.”
According to Sea Shepherd, 6,500 whales have been killed during the practice in the last decade. Robert Read, chief operating officer at Sea Shepherd, said in the Daily Mail, “The grindadráp is a barbaric relic of a bygone age. A needless hunt of hundreds of pilot whales and dolphins which should have ended a century ago which is not needed to feed anyone on the islands.”
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Read more about the Faroe Island slaughter and how you can help. Check out these articles:
- Thousands of Whales and Dolphins are Slaughtered Here for Their Meat (No, It’s Not Taiji)
- Why are Thousands of Whales Killed in the Faroe Islands Every Year – And What Can You Do to Stop It!
- How We’re Using Film to End the Antiquated Tradition of Slaughtering Thousands of Pilot Whales
- The Other Side of the Faroe Islands: Beautiful Islands, Barbaric Whale Hunts
- Hundreds of Whales Killed in Faroe Islands During Annual Hunt