The tradition of whale-slaughtering is an annual event that takes place in the Faroe Islands where the blue sea turns into a horrifying red colour as dead bodies of whales and dolphins fill it up.
Apparently, this tradition goes back to the year 1584 and the people of the Faroe Islands have been consuming whale meat since the times of the Vikings. Communities depend on the hundreds of kilos of meat each whale provides, which is also a major part of their natural diet.
It is a communal activity where all the locals get together to ruthlessly slaughter at least 800 whales and dolphins.
— Sue Adkins 🔱 (@AdkinsSuz) May 21, 2019
are we going to just turn a blind eye on this one ?#Denmark has been doing this tradition for years and no one says anything about this ?
I am so saddened by this.
This is slaughtering !
— smOl bean aidil (@FairyGodPapi) May 19, 2019
Whaling in the Faroe Islands of Denmark…a 13th century tradition that makes me not want to return to one of my fave places…https://t.co/eZJzz2HHoQ
— Ashley Core (@AshleyBCore) January 17, 2019
Traditions need to break in the name of humanity.