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DOLPHIN KILLINGS IN DENMARK ..lets put a stop to this

Discussion in 'Marine Life & Ecosystems' started by cristinah2009, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. cristinah2009

    cristinah2009 Guest

    The killing of dolphins in Denmark

    If you will watch this video please think of what we can do to put a stop to this ..

    Each Year Dolphins are killed in Faroe Islands, Denmark. This bloodbath is to proof young men reaching adulthood.

    or contact me at cristina_lungu2002 on yahoo.com for the link
  2. potablewater

    potablewater Solo Diver

    This video is shocking! I can hardly believe this happens under the auspices of 'recreation'. I've always thought Denmark was a lovely country with wonderful people.
    Can you give us more information about this, like the frequency and purpose, and what are they cutting out of them!
    Thanks for your post.
  3. DwayneJ

    DwayneJ Contributor

    It sucks but here is a little more info...

    Faroe Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Note: "Autonomous Provence"

    faroe islands - Google Maps

    Faroe Islands Tourist Guide 2009

    The Faroe Islands are a small group of Islands north of the United Kingdom and a long way from Denmark "connected" to the continent of Europe. Like Greenland, Denmark is the "governing body" but they have their own government, culture and language.

    I have no idea how old the video is but native cultures of a number of northern countries have hunting practices which we (may) find questionable.

    Here is wikipedia's info on the pilot whale hunt:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grindadrap

    Who am I to judge them without understanding the full (cultural) context. I eat meat so I have someone doing my killing for me.

    ps. Doesn't the initial post violate the boycott sticky Mr/Ms Moderator?
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2008
  4. emoreira

    emoreira Dive Resort

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: ARGENTINA
    ItŽ´s a very hard point of discussion whether killing an animal to get food is rational or brutal. Killing cows to eat is considered normal. Using the leather for shoes or clothes is also normal, even good seen.
    Killing a dolphin or a whale for the same purpose is seen an unnatural thing or a brutality. The silly difference is that cows, rabbits, chickens, sheeps or every courtyard animal will grow in a farm under our survillance and are born for that, but whales and dolphins and even sharks grow free in the open sea. We know how to regulate the number of cows for our needs without endangering the headcount. We have not still developed a way to manage the number of whales, dolphins and sharks in the seas.
    Furthermore, killing dolphins as a proof of adulthood is as brutal as the famous spanish "Corridas de toros", or killing our neighbourŽ´s dog because itŽ´s barking at night.
  5. nereas

    nereas Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Expat Floridian travelling in the Land of Eternal
    I heard that dolphin meat is high in protein and very tasty, just like tuna?

    If they are caught as part of over-fishing, then we might as well eat them together with the tuna as well.

    Waste not, want not.

    The Danes have their cultural rituals like any other nation.

    Eskimo hunt seals. Not a pretty sight, either.

    Bushmen hunt kangaroos.

    Masai hunt wildabeasts.

    What gives one nation the right to tell another what to do?
  6. nereas

    nereas Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Expat Floridian travelling in the Land of Eternal
    Yah, this is nothing like upstate NY where beef cattle are imprisoned for slaughter for hamburgers.

    Or chickens, pigs, calves, or lambs penned up for slaughter as well with little or no movement during their short lives.

    At least in upstate NY it is kept quiet and hidden.

    The shame of such a public and visible messiness! Huh?
  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter


    Another dubious response from the crotchety old man of the sea. Please return to the rebreather forum. :dork2:

    What's funny is that I am on his "ignore" list. :)

  8. RikRaeder

    RikRaeder Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oakland, Ca
  9. novicediver

    novicediver Solo Diver

    I am not against cultural diets or customs, but I think dolphin slaughter or whaling transcends cultural issues. Cattle are not endangered species and are not slaughtered for fun or rites of passage. Most species or dolphin and whales are probably endangered and in fact many fishing species are on the brink of collapse. I fear that in another 100 years or so we will see many marine species on the extinct list.
  10. cristinah2009

    cristinah2009 Guest

    Now that I see some of your opinions I have no wonder that the Humanity faces this days all sorts of problems .

    Look at this :

    "A freshwater dolphin found only in China is now "likely to be extinct", a team of scientists has concluded."

    We have yet to take full responsibility in our role as guardians of the planet
    Dr Sam Turvey,
    Zoological Society of London

    Plus how many cows and chicken do you know to be extinct ?

    * dolphins evolved from land animals... The land ancestor of the dolphin lived about 50 million years ago and looked a little like a wolf. This animal hunted in shallow waters and by and by adapted itself to life in water: the forelegs became flippers, the hind legs disappeared and the fluke evolved, the fur disappeared and the nostrils moved to the top of the head.

    * dolphins live in families.. These families are usually led by a female dolphin. The dolphins in a family help each other, for example when raising their young. When traveling or hunting, several families might join together to make a larger group, a school of dolphins.

    * dolphins are ENDANGERED Humans are the greatest threat to dolphins: environmental pollution, habitat destruction and overfishing are the main reasons why so many dolphin species are endangered. Lots of dolphins get stuck in fishing nets and in some countries, dolphins are deliberately killed because they eat the fish that the fishermen want to catch. If we do not do anything about it, dolphins might soon be extinct.
    how many cows will be extinct how many chicken will be extinct ?

    There are some species that live in fresh water: the river dolphins. Unfortunately, river dolphins are critically endangered and it is even feared that one species, the baiji, has already died out.

    * you can help to protect dolphins? Educate yourself about these animals and tell others about them. Care more about our environment and start to recycle more things.


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