End the Faroe Islands whale and dolphin slaughter.

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Help strengthen the international voice for whales and dolphins, by signing this petition to the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands.

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Help strengthen the international voice for whales and dolphins, by signing this petition to the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands.

We, the undersigned, call on the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands to recognise the growing international objection to the unnecessary killing of whales and dolphins, and to ban the cruel slaughter of these sensitive marine animals.

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Last updated 1 January 2018

Every year, hundreds of pilot whales are slaughtered on the Faroe Islands, a small group of islands north of Europe.

Locals who participate head out on boats to drive these animals into a fjord, using nets to block their way back to sea.

The whales are forced to beach themselves, or are pulled ashore with a blunt hook lodged in their blowholes. Once beached and defenseless these whales are killed by having their spinal cords and major blood vessels cut. It can take up to three and a half minutes for a whale to eventually die.

As well as pilot whales, several species of dolphins are also killed using these same methods.

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Dozens of killed whales in the Faroe Islands.

The meat and blubber of these animals was once an important part of the diet of the Faroe people, due to the harsh climate that makes it difficult to grow food on the Faroe Islands. But nowadays their food supply is diverse and plentiful — and the cruel whale and dolphin hunt continues primarily for the sake of ‘tradition’.

Speak up for  whales and dolphins

By signing this petition you can help show the Faroe Islands that the international community is strongly opposed to this cruel slaughter – and wants our precious marine life to be treasured and protected.

Please end the brutal slaughter of whales and dolphins on the Faroe Islands.

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We, the undersigned, call on the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands to recognise the growing international objection to the unnecessary killing of whales and dolphins, and to ban the cruel slaughter of these sensitive marine animals.

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How you can help marine animals

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