Whales were brutally murdered at the Danish-owned Faroe Islands which is less than 500 miles away from the British shore.
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We are supposed to be the "superior being" among all other creatures residing on this planet, right? Then why can't we behave like one? Of course, we have the upper hand when it comes to reasoning but a recent gruesome act of animal cruelty committed by humans proves otherwise. According to Mirror, heart-wrenching pictures of almost 100 brutally butchered whales surfaced on the internet. The killings took place on the Danish-owned Faroe Islands, which is situated merely 500 miles away from the British shores.
Among several gruesome photos of these murdered creatures, surfaced one which shows a dead calf still residing inside their dead mother. In other images, several onlookers are seen witnessed this harrowing blood bath which cruelly turns the water red. To raise awareness about the grim practice of whaling, an environmental campaign group called Sea Shepherd UK clicked several pictures took to their Facebook page to let the world know. According to their page, about "94 long finned pilot whales" were killed on August 27, which included "4 calves and at least 5 pregnant whales."
Detailing the same, the group wrote: This grindadrap hunt involved over 5 hours of Faroese boats harrassing and chasing the pod -and the killing took around 12 minutes with the stressed and exhausted pilot whales of all ages being killed indiscriminately in front of their family members until all were left silent on the blood red sands of Vestmanna.
The horrendous ordeal latest for over 5 hours where Faroese boats were seen chasing the pod of whales. Following this harassment, the lot was killed within 12 minutes. Due to the lack of documentation, the creatures are yet to be deemed endangered, as a result, this practice was not considered illegal reported the Daily Mail. In addition to this, they also reported how this definitely wasn't the first time something of this magnitude was happening. In another post, Sea Shepherd UK listed the locations along with the death toll of this year alone and updated the death toll of the recent massacre to 98.
It read: This was the 11th #grindadrap hunt of Yr.2019:
1st January at Trongisvágur (Øravík) - 70 long finned pilot whales
29th April at Sandavágur - 105 long finned pilot whales
9th May at Hvalba - 36 long finned pilot whales
12th May at Bøur - 45 long finned pilot whales
26th May at Hvalba - 61 long finned pilot whales
29th May at Sandágerði (Tórshavn) - 145 long finned pilot whales
29th May at Skálabotnur - 7 Atlantic White Sided Dolphins
4th June at Fuglafjørður - 21 long finned pilot whales
23rd June at Leynar - 30 long finned pilot whales
2nd August at Hvalvik - 23 long finned pilot whales
27th August at Vestmanna - 98 long finned pilot whales
Crew members of the organization then followed a truck that left from the site the next day and witnessed the most dreadful fate of these dead whales. They were seen "dumping the pilot whale remains, calves and fetuses over a cliff into the sea." The organization also uploaded videos which show how ruthlessly the carcass of the whales was then dumped back into the sea. "Seeing how the Faroese dump these victims, it is clear that they have no respect for pilot whales or dolphins - either when they are alive, or after they have been killed," said Faroes campaign leader, and Sea Shepherd UK director, Rob Read according to their post.
The numbers of dolphins and pilot whales killed by the Faroese in the 10 grindadrap hunts so far during Yr.2019 is currently 536 long finned pilot whales and 7 Atlantic white sided dolphins.#FaroeIslands #Whaling #Dolphins #grindadrap pic.twitter.com/Dnl8GtTHEZ— Sea Shepherd UK (@seashepherd_uk) 21 August 2019
"For years, Sea Shepherd has been saying that far too many pilot whales and dolphins are being killed than can be eaten by the Faroese people. The Faroese mercilessly kill every dolphin that comes close to their lethal shores and they do it for sport and the proof of this has been documented once again today with the dumping of carcasses and meat into the sea. This horrific slaughter is a disgrace to Denmark, Europe and to humanity," said Captain Paul Watson according to a post.
One enraged Facebook users wrote: What is it that is causing them to continue this behavior? They way they are running around so excited. It appears to be a macho thing. It's heinous. It's akin to kidnapping and killing children. The perpetrators are sick in the head and those who condone and watch are almost worse. Dear God, help us all. Please, everyone share this. Denmark's leaders are the only ones who can stop this by passing laws making it illegal. Hideous loser country.
98 pilot whales were killed in today's grindadrap at Vestmanna- including 4 calves and at least 5 pregnant whales.— Sea Shepherd UK (@seashepherd_uk) 27 August 2019
Footage is posted on our Facebook page.
Read more about our campaign at: https://t.co/K6gBUW6d9w #OpBloodyFjords #FaroeIslands #Whaling #Dolphins #Grindadrap pic.twitter.com/c4i18iiIYo