New whaling regulations in the Faroe Islands

Save the pilot whales!

In 2015,  503 pilot whales and 2 bottlenose whales have been killed in 7 whale drive hunts in the Faroes, a group of islands situated midway between Scotland and Iceland.

An average of 800 whales may be killed each year.  This whaling continues despite the fact that toxic pollutants in the whale’s meat and blubber is posing a serious threat both to the whales and the people.

Since 2008 a total of 4,511 pilot whales, 640 dolphins and 16 bottlenose whales have been slaughtered  - an average of 564 pilot whales alone killed each year.  Yet in 2008 no pilot whales were killed. That year Faroese Chief Medical Officers warned that the meat and blubber was so contaminated with toxic pollutants,  like mercury and PCBs,  that it is no longer fit for human consumption! These  contaminants have been linked with a number of serious health issues found in the Faroese population. The impact of these poisons on the whales is seldom considered, but combined with the many other threats from environmental degradation caused by human activities,  it is potentially catastrophic.

Please help our campaign to end an unfolding tragedy for both whales and people in the Faroe Islands.

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