Shame on you, shame on you

@cynthiann (18619)
Jamaica
November 15, 2010 12:28pm CST
I am so cross. I received information in an email that has been checked out by Snopes so it is presumably true. The accompanying photos show the sea as a RIVER OF BLOOD. What has happened? Well this from a supposedly civilized first world country. In each in a place called Feroe Lland in Denmark, Calderon dolphins are slaughtered by young teens as a celebration to show that they are adults and are now mature. Scores of people come to watch this public 'amusement'. These dolphins are near extinction and now they are being slaughtered slowly by receiving several cuts.It is said that when they are cut they scream like a baby! Can this really be happening? I will forward this email to my friends on Mylot that have given me their personal email addresses and hopefully they will sign the petition too and send it on. Does anything like this happen where you live to 'prove'that these young men are now adult?
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@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
15 Nov 10
Dear friend, It is shameful I read something like that accompanied with scores of pics of some other dolphins I guess at some place in south America. Its brutality and indeed very shameful.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Nov 10
Bodhi - if you could see the photos of the blood in the sea and the people standing around and watching. You would be disgusted.
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@jb78000 (15173)
15 Nov 10
it is europe. and the pictures are real, or if they aren't there are plenty of real ones that show the ocean red after the slaughter.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Nov 10
Not Scandinavia?
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
16 Nov 10
And how exactly is killing a dolphin that is close to extinction showing that they are mature and adults? It makes me think that they are still pretty immature. I also question the maturity of the people who show up to witness such idiocy.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 10
They are now have been identified as little whales - not dolphns but that news does not change a thing. It s barbaric and horrific
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
18 Nov 10
This does not happen where I live Cyrus
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Nov 10
Yes, please do send.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Nov 10
Going to send it now to you and a few others. It is horrible
@bunnybon7 (37189)
• Holiday, Florida
15 Nov 10
every time you think the world is not so bad or you think the supposed "human" race cant get any worse, which ever your opinion is, something like this proves humans are the worst species on earth. why dont they realise these are sweet, docile creatures? i just dont know what to say or do about it. these online particians dont always work. its just like the bull fighting thing. its not totally over yet.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Nov 10
I know what you mean - it is fighting a culture that has gone on for a few thousand years. I know aboiut the bull fighting - this also appals me. How can it be an art?
@AmbiePam (49887)
• United States
16 Nov 10
That makes me sick to think about.
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@jb78000 (15173)
15 Nov 10
i got that email too. and i've known about this for years. the email isn't totally accurate - the animals are pilot whales not dolphins and they aren't endangered. it is still appalling though. http://earthfirst.com/pilot-whales-brutally-slaughtered-annually-in-the-faroe-islands/ i am not sure if signing this petition will help, because it is so inaccurate and amateurish-looking. however there are plenty of conservation and animal welfare organisations campaigning against the pilot whale slaughter. here's a good one: http://www.wdcs.org/index2.php
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Nov 10
I should have known the BB would know more about it. I do not care if it is a whale not not a dolphin and neither do I care that the species is not extinct. What I care about is the unnecessary slaughter of any wild creature. Many thanks for the link. I do appreciate it.
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Nov 10
i filled in the details there not to look clever but because i doubt the danish government will pay much attention to a petition like that. i'll try and find a better done one to put in here. oh, and i have supported the wdcs since i was 12 - they started off just in the uk but are now international and very respectable.
@jb78000 (15173)
15 Nov 10
or try this [copy and pasted from link] If you want to sign a petition, there are several reputable on-line petition sites that you can visit, such as The Petition Site. These petitions can, if millions of signatures are generated and hand-delivered to the proper authorities, have an impact. But what we have found is that government officials pay much more attention to letters or faxes. Please send a politely worded letter to the Faroese government and (copy it to the Danish Foreign Ministry) to express your concerns about this hunt. The addresses are provided below. Please make the time to mail a letter, or send a fax, as it has more impact than an email. Office of the Faroese Government Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen Prime Minister Tinganes Post Box 64 Torshavn FR 110 Faroe Islands Tel. +298 306000 Fax +298 306015 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Lene Espersen 2, Asiatisk Plads DK-1448 Copenhagen K Denmark Tel. +45 33 92 00 00 Fax +45 32 54 05 33 E-mail udenrigsministeren@um.dk
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
16 Nov 10
Hi Cynthiann, I just requested your friendship. I was surprised to see that I hadn't done that a long time ago! I will gladly sign a petition. This is cruel and insane! Dolphins are highly intelligent creatures. I really can't comprehend a link between killing a harmless dolphin and so-called maturity level and for the life of me, I can't fathom an adult with an ounce of human decency finding amusement in such a disgusting and sick ritual. This is really disturbing. I've never heard of such a thing!
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
16 Nov 10
Just read our resident little bunny's post and you are right,,,,doesn't matter whether it is a dolphin or a whale, it is disgusting and sick!! Someone should step in and stop this. The mercury levels are making people sick and mental retardation is showing up at alarming rates??? Could it be that these people don't have the mentality to know that this is wrong?
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 10
I do not know how to post the picture of them being slaughtered. It is horrible. BB is right and I did not notice that they were not dolphins and the blood around them disgusted me and then to see then with a of these cuts. I live in a Third World country and we had trouble with people killing turtles but this is now a rarity. Blood sucking - words fail me. And then the people who came to watch! Totally sickening. Would be delighted to be your friend and thank you for asking me.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
16 Nov 10
I looked at the link our Bunny provided us with and I can clearly see why you thought they were dolphins....in all that blood it was hard to see the difference. Doesn't matter anyway...they are living creatures. Why in the world would someone kill a turtle? Oh seriously, if it were all for the food, I would understand. I get the whole food chain and all but killing animals just for the fun of it just makes me sick. As for the friendship request... as I said, I seriously thought I'd asked for it a long time ago.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
16 Nov 10
Nothing like this happens where I live. I think they should put a stop to this, though. This is animal abuse! I love animals and I just couldn't stand to see this! I don't think anything like this should prove that they are men!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 10
Yes it is animal abuse and also caters to the stupid rituals of man that should not be in practice
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
17 Nov 10
Do youall not have a humane society where you live? I was going to say if youall did, these guys would be in trouble for this kind of practice.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
19 Nov 10
I would like to think that I live in a country where the society is matured enough not to be doing anything like this. It is a bit ironic that to prove maturity, one has to do something which could be looked at as immature as far as a society is concerned. The fact that they scream like babies should have given them a clue already, to grow up and move away from this custom.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
20 Nov 10
It is so horrible. A practice continued by a supposedly civilized society
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
18 Nov 10
This is so sad to hear. It doesn't seem right at all that someone would feel it necessary to slaughter an innocent animal in the name of maturity. That said, I really don't think that there is anything like this around here that happens when people become adults. The vast majority of what happens when a person turns adult is that they drink and drink too much. It is still a stupid move, but at least they aren't claiming animals that are completely innocent.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
20 Nov 10
This is just horrible. You do not have to slaughter wild creatures to prove aduthood
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
17 Nov 10
Thank Gos nothing like this happens here! I wish people would stop hurting animals to show what they are, grown, a man or otherwise. This is crazy!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
18 Nov 10
Unbelievably horrible my friend
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
16 Nov 10
yeah, i've seen that on tv. that's very sad.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 10
It is also barbaric
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
16 Nov 10
cynthiann, I did read this some time back but I just felt out of sorts where sharing was the last thing on my mind. I do not know about you but I've seen people petitioning again and again over many such cruelty issues. At the end of the day, I must say that it will be sometime before these could actually stop. On the hindsight, I just cannot see how the Danish authorities do not actually know that this is actually happening and that it is overall grossly wrong. Also, talking about removing splinters on peoples' eyes when they have a plank in theirs I just hate to recall the mass outcry at the Japanese commercial whaling in June and there's nothing mentioned here. Discrimination? Racial? I leave it to the conservationist organizations in the Western world. It is just disgusting to me.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 10
I agree with all you have said. And yes - totally disgusting
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
16 Nov 10
i RECEIVED YOUR E-MAIL, cYNTHI & WAS JUST SHOCKED & SADDENED BY IT. That is sooooo cruel to do that to those poor dolphins. Why they think that has to be done to prove their manhood is absolute stupidity. Somebody should put a stop to this. I signed the petition & sent it on.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 10
Thank you. Others are sending me their email address so I am passing it on to everyone I know. I was sickened by it too
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
16 Nov 10
OMG Cynthiann! This is truly horrendous! These are not humans because human beings do not inflict such torture on beautiful innocent creatures. I would like to torture these a*seh*les the same way. To say this is infuriating is an understatement. I will PM you my email address; please forward me the petition and I will pass it on to as many people as I can. This is worse than any horror show...
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 10
Send me your pm and I will forward it to you but the photos are horrible
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@arkafle (93)
• United States
16 Nov 10
My dad also got this email. He read it and told me about. He even showed me pics which were attached. I was in total shocked that these kind of things happen in Europe. I think its not passage to make you adult but a passage to make you heartless. These people absolutely suck!!!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 10
Isn't it awful! I also went into shock when I saw the pictures
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Nov 10
And here we are doing our best to preserve the dolphins and getting almost killed in the process. How could the world go on like this? It is just not fair. If our jurisdiction could extend to this place, those dolphin killers would be goners by now. There's nothing we can do but to rant and rave hoping someone may hear.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 10
It turns out that these are small whales - but that does not change a thing. I'm sending a letter of protest
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
15 Nov 10
This info made me sick to my stomach! We don't do anything like that here....and they shouldn't there either!!! OMG! What a waste!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 10
They said that they scream like babies. Supposed to be in a first world country. We don't do anything like try. hid and we are in a Third World Country.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
15 Nov 10
The photos are truly horrible! I watched a special on this about a year or so ago. The whale meat (they are actually pilot whales) and blubber are a main source of food for the islanders year round. Each townsperson gets a share depending on the size of their family. I'm not sure it is really done for fun but rather as a source of food. In 2008, health officials around the world advised against eating these whales due to high mercury levels in the meat. I'm not sure that this has slowed them down though.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Nov 10
Yes the blue bunny set us all straight about it being whales but this does not make it less despicable. Thanks for responding with the information rocket
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
15 Nov 10
That is terrible and sad! I hope that something just as terrible happens to the idiots who do such things.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
15 Nov 10
I am enraged. I am going to send it to you right now. A so-called First World country. I live in the Third World and at least the turtles are not troubled any more.