New whaling regulations in the Faroe Islands

Save the pilot whales!

In 2014,  53 pilot whales and 5 bottlenose whales were killed in the Faroes, a group of islands situated midway between Scotland and Iceland.

However, in 2013, Faroese whalers killed 1,104 pilot whales and 430 dolphins in 12 whale drives or grinds as they are known. This whaling continues in the Faroes despite the fact that toxic pollutants in the whale’s meat and blubber is posing a serious threat to the health and survival of the whales and the people eating them.

In fact, 4,013 pilot whales, 639 dolphins and 16 bottlenose whales have been slaughtered in the Faroe Islands since 2008. An average of 573 pilot whales killed each year.

In 2008,  no pilot whales were killed when Faroese Chief Medical Officers warned that the meat and blubber was so contaminated with toxic pollutants  like mercury and PCBs that it is not safe for human consumption. These same contaminants have been linked with a number of serious health issues found in the Faroese population. The threat these poisons pose to the whales, along with serious pressures from ongoing environmental degradation,  is potentially catastrophic.

Please help our campaign to end Faroese whaling. Every purchase of our special pilot whale and other soft toys helps support our work to end whaling and help protect these wonderful animals.

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