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Denmark Arrests 14 Anti-Whaling Activists

September 2, 2014 by Leave a Comment

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As Sea Shepherd activists from around the world attempted to block the slaughter of 33 pilot whales in the Faroe Islands, the Danish Navy rounded up and arrested 14 of them. The slaughter is part of a “four century-old tradition” called “The Grind” during which hunters drive 1,000 pilot whales to the shore and hack them to death with hooks and knives. After the activists who were patrolling the waters were arrested, the hunters murdered all 33 whales. Here is video – taken from a safe distance – of a typical drive:

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What could be crueler than rounding up 1,000 gentle and intelligent pilot whales and mercilessly slaughtering them? In 2014, can “tradition,” “culture” and “food” be used to justify this barbarism? Scandinavian countries are among the most progressive in the world, so why do the Danish sanction, protect and celebrate this annual bloodbath? Please help Sea Shepherd bring an end to what activist Pamela Anderson aptly describes as a “barbaric, psychotic frenzy.”

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  1. Carol Givens says:

    Makes me ashamed to be the same species! How very cruel and barbaric! There has to be a way to stop the senseless slaughter! ! Poor whales, crying for them. 🙁

  2. Elizabeth Hemmerdinger says:

    What dreadful inhumanity. Makes me weep to be grouped with these barbarians.

  3. Denise says:

    This is really unbelievable and makes no sense. I applaud the activists for trying to stop this. Thanks for making everyone aware that this goes on.

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