End the Faroese Whale and Dolphin hunts!
On the 12th September 2021 at least 1,428 Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins and dozens of juveniles were killed in one single mass killing event in the Faore Islands. This is the largest dolphin hunt in the islands’ history and possibly the largest single hunt ever undertaken worldwide. It happened at the doorstep of the European Union which grants these marine mammals the highest protection status and prohibits any direct takes.
Thousands of polar bears, lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, and other animals, including of endangered species, are being killed every year by trophy hunters. This may jeopardise the survival of critical populations.Trophy hunting is unethical and is fostering illegal trade and corruption, which makes it all the more unacceptable.
In the face of 30 years of whale hunt ban – most whaling takes place in European waters! Did you know that a larger number of whales are killed in European waters than by the Japanese whaling fleet? Over the past years, Norway transformed itself into the largest whaling nation, and Iceland, too, is hunting whales commercially.