Repost from @mitty
A fleet of motorboats and jet skis corralled 1,400 white-sided dolphins onto a beach in the Faroe Islands last week where the terrified animals were slaughtered one by one. Nothing about the actions of this hunt reflect any shred of respect for our ocean’s wildlife. This was an act of blatant and needless cruelty. The Faroe Islands government is now investigating the legality of the mass slaughter and reevaluating the nation’s traditional dolphin and whale hunts. There is no justification for killing 1,400 dolphins- especially when the meat distributed from this hunt contains progressively higher levels of mercury, poisoning community members. Our ocean is already under siege from pollution, overfishing, and an unraveling climate crisis that we still do not fully understand. We cannot afford to cull wild animals in droves as we ignore the current state of our planet. Now is the time to protect our ocean, to give back to the source that has given so much to us. Click the link in my bio to urge Faroese Prime Minister Bárður á Steig Nielsen to stop the cruel hunt of dolphins in the Faroe Islands.
Photos by @seashepherd
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