Stop the Senseless Slaughter of Calderon Dolphins

I’m not big on petition signing but this is one that merits all of our attention.

We all know about the well publicized Taiji Dolphin Slaughter.  Less well known but equally repellent is the annual slaughter of Calderon Dolphins (also known as Pilot Whales), carried out as a bizarre coming of age ritual in Denmark’s Faroe Islands.  It seems that it’s an “age-old” tradition going back to the 1500’s in which teen boys, as a coming of age ritual, engage in the slaughter of hundreds of these cetaceans.  It’s as barbaric as Taiji, and as senseless.

Here is a link to the petition page:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/stop-the-calderon-dolphin-slaughter-in-denmark.

And here is a link to a good discussion of the slaughter:  http://globeistan.com/?p=6260

And here is a link to the Snopes Page confirming that it’s real and discussing it in some detail:  http://www.snopes.com/photos/hunting/dolphinhunt.asp

I’m only going to put two photos after the jump.  They’re heartbreaking.

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