Posted 4 months ago with 1 note #whale slaughter #whale hunting #whales #ugh #angry angry #my vegetarian side coming out haha
I’m sorry for the ‘gory’ picture but I am so angry right now.
A whale hunt on Faeroe Island occurs yearly, killing 950 pilot whales per year. Anyone can participate, as these ‘hunters’ surround the whale with a semicircle of boats and guide them into a bay. As of 2008 the chief medical officer of the Island suggested that pilot whale meat can no longer be considered fit for human consumption due to the levels of toxins in whales (don’t get me started on the ocean and the state it’s in)
The ‘tradition’ is said to be part of the culture and dates back quite a while. For more information you can go here.
But the fact that is making me so angry is that people are excusing this by saying it is part of their culture, therefore making it ok.
Let me ask you this, if a friend came up to you and said they couldn’t accept gays or black people because it was against their culture, would you accept this? I hope the answer is no. This is the exact same thing. Cultures can and should evolve, and they have. This should not be excused, because at the end of the day it is murder that these people are committing just for pleasure. There is no other reason- they do not need to eat the meat, they do not need to kill the whale, they could easily survive without it.
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