Just 10 days after the first mass killing of dolphins, 52 more whales were killed
Just ten days after the mass killing of more than 1,400 Atlantic white-faced dolphins, another hunt took place in the Faroe Islands. This time 52 pilot whales were pushed into a bay and brutally killed. Marine protection organization OceanCare is calling on EU governments and the EU Commission to respond immediately and to persuade both Denmark and the Faroe Islands regional government to immediately halt whale and dolphin hunting.
“The current killing of pilot whales is an intolerable provocation,” says Nicholas Entrop, co-director of international cooperation at OceanCare. When the Faroe Islands autonomous government announced in response to the international protests that followed the September 12 massacre, that it would review the general conditions for hunting white-faced dolphins, another species of dolphin fell victim to the current hunt. Pilot whales are a type of dolphin strictly protected by EU species protection legislation. The Faroe Islands, which belongs to Denmark, is not a member of the European Union and therefore does not feel bound by whale protection rules.
“Push fishing for the Faroe Islands, which is destroying entire schools of dolphins, is undermining states’ efforts to protect small whales, which are already under pressure from numerous dangers. Anyone concerned about the loss of whaling should,” says Fabian McClellan, a spokeswoman for OceanCare and director of the End Whaling Program. biodiversity to put an end to these useless practices.”
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