The Grindadrap is an old whaling tradition on the Faroe Islands. Hunters use fishing boats to push whales towards shallow waters and strand them on beaches, and they use ropes to pull any remaining whales to shore.  In 1985, the Faroe Islands outlawed the use of spears and harpoons, so hunters now use mainly knives and spinal lances to complete the slaughter.

In the 9th Century, the Grindadrap hunt was arguably necessary to provide subsistence to Norse settlers. But the practice has largely changed in recent years, with hunters using modern vessels and relying on modern communication.  This year, the practice culminated in the largest dolphin slaughter of all time.  Whalers herded a massive pod of white-sided dolphins into Danish waters and brutally stabbed them to death.  In total, humans massacred 1,428 dolphins.

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On one hand, it is important to respect international cultural values, But sometimes cruelty is simply cruelty.  Sign this petition, and tell the EU to step in and put an end to the heinous tradition.

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