This happens in Denmark

Animal cruelty in Denmark - This cruetly happens in denmark
@ronaldinu (12454)
Malta
October 28, 2008 1:26pm CST
I could not let this email go unnoticed. I did not know that dolphin killing occurs in Faroe Islands that lies under the jurisdiction of Denmark. I think that the dolphin killing is barbaric and unnecessary.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
28 Oct 08
I never heard about thia either. Do you have a link to more information?
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@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
28 Oct 08
No I don't have a link but I received it by email and I have lots of more photos there.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
28 Oct 08
Ok. I'll try to find out more about it Strange that I've never heard about it since i's so close Wonder why they are doing it?
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I saw a special on TV fairly recently about the Faroe Islands and wasn't sure about what you were saying. Did a little research on the net and found that they have a strictly regulated harvest of long-finned pilot whales. This is very traditional and most every part of the whale is used by the people in some way. I'm not sure about dolphins being in that area of the world. (?) Maybe you could enlighten me about that. Thanks:)
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@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
28 Oct 08
If you type dolphin killing + faroe islands a petition website crops up with photos similar that I have attached.
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@ronaldinu (12454)
• Malta
28 Oct 08
I wish it was a hoax but it is not. I don't post links in fear that my thread will be deleted.
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I believe you are right from what I can see. I do believe however that the intentions of the hunt are for these pilot whales. They kill approximately 100 of these types of whales yearly. This is not enough to significantly just the whale population of this species. There are other animals however that get caught inadvertantly along with these whales and varying from year to year, could number about 1 dozen or more.
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@dieorfly (764)
• Slovak Republic
28 Oct 08
OMG...this is just awful, really do not understand how could people do cruel things like this and sleep without any reproach. This is so sad, yes people are really the peak of the nature.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
28 Oct 08
any killing is barbaric, people or animals.
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@walijo2008 (4649)
• United States
28 Oct 08
Yes, I agree with you I don't think dolphin killing is necessary, I don't know why they do it, it is barbaric...
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
28 Oct 08
It is truly a shame that they are killing such beautiful majestic animals. I agree it is unnecessary and barbaric. Maybe if someone started up a petition that maybe could stop it from happening would save alot of Dolphins lives.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
28 Oct 08
It's another lesson about human rights and animal rights running into each other. As usual it looks like animal lost. I'm So Sorry.
@060157 (1060)
• Pakistan
28 Oct 08
hunting for sport is always unjustified and hunting rare species like dolphins is cruel. well atleast they are close to extinction in the rivers of my country... but then... such news are mostly ignored here... since the human population don't receive their full rights, so no one even bothers for animal rights. and there are plenty of opportunists out there.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct 08
Sadly I fear that it is not just in the Faroe Islands this happens, I think it's a global problem, only the plight has been broadcast, dolphins are beautiful creatures and to kill them is as you say totally barbaric, cruel and stiff measures need to be taken to prosecute the people who are doing this, why? It's horrific and heartbreaking, why would anyone want to kill a dolphin it's beyond belief, I hope Denmark take necessary action against these killers.
@littleowl (7157)
12 Nov 08
i ronald, if am right dolphins are an endangered species I used to know someone who would go out and set them free from where they were being held captive he belonged to an organisation that protects dolphins it is awful the way they kill them and for what reason..the dolphin is such an intelligent fish and is so good for humans..littleowl
@LittleMel (14059)
• Canada
4 Nov 08
I don't understand how these people can live with themselves actually I mean killing sharks while fighting for our lives I can understand but what harm do dolphins do to humans, if any? well I may not be able to do anything about it or any kind of animal abuse there seems to be nothing anyone can do animal abuse keeps going on and gets worse every day but I believe what is fair will happen I just hope that I will live to see it when all kind of abusers, human or animal, suffer the same horror they placed upon their victims
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Dolphins are adorable, how can anyone stoop so low as to harm any of them, yes I think it is barbaric and totally unnecessary. Some people just don't have a heart nor love for nature.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
31 Oct 08
Why will people wanna kill dolphins?? Dolphins are cute and they dun kill or hurt humans at all.. PLus, dolphins are of no use to humans as well, we dun eat their meat, nor uses their skin for anyhting.. So why do citizens there will wanna kill dolphins?? Dolphins are also part of endangered species and that dolphins are always close to humans, saving and helping us too.. So those whoever killed those dolphins for any purpose, are really heartless and barbaric.
@Humbug25 (12552)
29 Oct 08
Hi there ronaldinu I agree with you but what do they say the reason is for them doing it? Is it like hunting and is purely for fun or are they trying to keep the dolphin population down. I can't imagine that dolphins cause any problems to humans apart from eating the fishermen's livelyhood.
• United States
29 Oct 08
i think killing anything unnecessary (ie not for food or protection) is barbaric!!
@Hatley (152481)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct 08
ronaldinu this is so cruel and barbaric. I am so appalled as dolphins are some of the neatest creatures I have ever seen, so much more intelligent than other mamals and so loveable. why are they killing them? surely there is enough other sea food they dont need to eat them. this is very unnecessary to my line of thinking. Whale killing too, its just monstrous.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I think dolphin killing is barbaric as well! When I buy tuna (in the cans), I only buy product that is listed as 'dolphon safe'...even if it is more money. Not having seen the email, is the dolphin killing in the Faroe Islands intentional or by accident (while harvesting another type of fish)?
• Canada
28 Oct 08
That is really sick, and being half Danish myself it makes me even sicker!! Such a shame that these islands are giving the main part of Denmark such a bad reputation.