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Painted Red But Not In Love! Gruesome Killing of Whales In Faroe Island

by | June 8, 2019

Continuing a beyond-assessable cruel, centuries-old tradition, the archipelago Faroe Island recently had its coast painted red, as one hundred plus whales and dolphins were brutally killed. The adjacent water of the spot turned a terrifying red from the blood of those rather harmless, majestic creatures. Know more about the gruesome killing of whales here.

Killing of Whales
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Painted Red But Not In Love! Gruesome Killing of Whales In Faroe Island

Not one, nor two, but in hundreds, whales and dolphins were recently butchered at Faroe Island, as a part of their centuries-old tradition, that is still being carried on. As reported by Traveller, this not just for once, but occurs every year in summers. All over the year, around 800 whales lose their life. The recent killing happened on 29th where seven white-sided dolphins and 145 pilot whales were taken down at Torshavn bay of the Danish island, reported media outlet Traveller.

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Painted Red But Not In Love! Gruesome Killing of Whales In Faroe Island

The waters turned terrifyingly deep red from the spills of those hundred plus majestic mammals. Reportedly referred to as ‘Grindadráp’ by the regional community, this act of cruelty is but their ordinary and annual tradition.

Beached and Butchered

You would be terrified to know the way these whales are rounded and taken down. The whales roaming nearby to the coasts are beached and then butchered, reports Metro Uk. Using a hook inserted into their blowhole, the whales are pulled close on the shores. Then comes the moment when the creature loses its life, as painfully, as cannot be imagined- using a tool called ‘spinal lance’ the neck is stabbed and then the spinal cord is broken, ending the supply of blood to the animal’s brain, killing it within few seconds. The entire pod is reportedly killed in a matter of 10 minutes.

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Painted Red But Not In Love! Gruesome Killing of Whales In Faroe Island

Blue Planet Society has started an online petition urging the concerned authority to put a ban on this blood-stained practice of ‘tradition.’ According to the campaigner, “more than 100,000 dolphins and small whales are hunted and killed every year. Most hunts are unregulated, illegal and unsustainable with unknown impacts on populations,” reads the petition. Over 295, 118 people have signed (counting), and you can cast yours here. Let us paint the same in red, but of love!  

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Painted Red But Not In Love! Gruesome Killing of Whales In Faroe Island

Vegan and champion F1 racer, Lewis Hamilton Instagrammed the macabre event, captioning it as ‘upsetting’ and questioning that “How can you do this to another being,” he wrote, followed by the word- “Disgusted!” The vegan sportsperson also reposted a long comment from @savethereef where it was stated that the horrific tradition can be traced back to 1584.

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Debayan Paul

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