Calderon Dolphin Slaughter/Whaling in the Faroe Islands

We hear a lot about whaling and the cruel methods deployed by humans to slaughter whales, dolphins and sharks in some parts of the world. It is especially very heart-breaking to watch the "Whale Wars" on Animal Planet. But this particular email I received today morning about the massacre of Calderon Dolphins by Denmark got me so upset that I decided to investigate.

Most of the things mentioned in the email is true (as confirmed by the site However I felt obligated to point that certain facts in the email were not entirely correct.

For instance,

  • The Faroe Islands are not part of Denmark. They have their own parliament.
  • These are not Calderon Dolphins but Pilot Whales and other cetaceans such as Atlantic White-sided dolphins and Bottle-nosed Whales.

Here's the email ... (Warning: Some of the images are gruesome and may be considered inappropriate for viewing. Please use your discretion.)
*Please press 'Forward' button and then scroll to the bottom of page to sign your name

Please keep list going around the world.... Just sign and send on, this is serious.

Denmark is a big shame .

The sea is stained in red and in the meanwhile its not because of the climate effects of nature.
It's because of the cruelty that human beings (civilized human) kill hundreds of the famous and intelligent Calderon dolphins.
This happens every year in Feroe Iland in Denmark . In this slaughter the main participants are young teens.


A celebration, to show that they are adults and mature!
In this big celebration, nothing is missing for the fun. Everyone is participating in one way or the other, killing or looking at the cruelty supporting like a spectator
It is necessary to mention that the dolphin calderon, like all the other species of dolphins, its near extinction and they get near men to play and interact in PURE friendship .
They dont die instantly; they are cut 1, 2 or 3 times with thick hooks. And at that time the dolphins produce a grim cry like that of a new born child.
But he suffers and theres no compassion while this magnificent creature slowly dies in its own blood.

We will forward this e-mail until it arrives in the mailboxes of all associations which protect and defend the animals, we wont only read. That would make us accomplices, viewers.
Take care of the world, it is your home!

Visit the well known Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to support this cause against the inhumane slaughter of innocent animals.

There is an online petition to Stop the Calderon Dolphin Slaughter in Denmark

Also a FaceBook page - End Denmark's Cruelty To The Calderon Dolphins!

The Islanders have unknowingly poisoned their own families:
In the late 2008, in a statement to the islanders, chief medical officers Pál Weihe and Høgni Debes Joensen announced that pilot whale meat and blubber contains too much mercury, PCBs and DDT derivatives to be safe for human consumption.

Anti-whaling groups have long warned about this, but the Faroese failing to listen, argued that whaling is part of their culture - an argument adopted by large-scale whalers in Japan and Norway. And now the Faroese people are paying the price, which is a sentence of deformed children, brain tissue damage to their own families, and sickness in their own people whom they told whale and dolphin meat was good to eat-it's poison.

A very sad twist to the story!

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