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Save the pilot whales!

So far in 2014,  46 pilot whales and 5 bottlenose whales have been killed in the Faroes, a group of islands situated midway between Scotland and Iceland.

However, last year, the 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, over 3,960 pilot whales and 615 dolphins have been cruelly driven ashore and slaughtered in the Faroe Islands in the past six years alone. An average of 800 pilot whales 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 not safe for human consumption. These same contaminants have been linked with a number of serious health issues found in the Faroese population.

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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