End Whale Slaughter in the Faeroe Islands of Denmark

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Originally Posted: 3 November 2008

End Whale Slaughter in the Faeroe Islands of Denmark

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End Whale & Dolphin Slaughter in the Faeroe Islands (Denmark)

Defending Whales / Danish Faeroe Islands

Every year between 2,000 and 3,500 pilot whales are corralled by men in
boats and forced into bays in the Faeroe Islands, a North Sea Danish
Protectorate mid-way between the Shetland Islands and Iceland.


Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
Christiansborg, Prins Jorgens Gard 11
1218 Copenhagen K, DENMARK
ph: +45 33 92 33 00; fax: +45 33 11 16 65

Kaj Leo Johannsen, Prime Minister of the Faroes
Prime Minister's Office, Logmansskrivstovan, Tinganes
P.O. Box 64
FO- 110 Torshavn, FAROES
ph: +298 351010; fax: +298 351015

Members of Staff, Prime Minister of the Faroes
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Jacob Vestergaard, Minister of Fisheries
Ministry of Fisheries
Heykavegur 6A / P.O. Box 347
FO-110 Torshavn, FAROE ISLANDS
ph: +298) 353030; fax: (+298) 353035
email: [email protected]

The High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands
Amtmansbrekkan 6, FO-110 Torshavn
ph: +298 351200; email: [email protected]

Office of the Logting
Tinghusvegur 1-3, Postboks 208, 110 Torshavn
email: [email protected]

Jorgen Niclasen, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tinganes, FO-110 Torshavn
ph: +298 306100; fax: +298 351015
email: [email protected]

Faroe Islands Tourist Board
Samvit - Faroe Islands Enterprise
Bryggjubakki 12
P.O. Box 118, FO-110 Torshavn, FAROE ISLANDS
email: [email protected]

Denmark Office
Samvit - Faroe Islands Enterprise
Strandgade 91, 4. sal
DK 1402 Kobenhavn K
email: [email protected]

Additional Faroe Islands Tourist Offices
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected],
[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

The Mission of the Faroes to the European Union
Rue d'Arlon 69-71
B-1040 Bruxelles, Belgium
ph: +32 (0) 22 800 456; fax: +32 (0) 22 330 966
email: [email protected]

Representation of the Faroes in London
55 Sloane Street / London SW1X 9SR
ph: 44(0)20 7333 0227; fax: 44(0)20 7333 670

Representation of the Faroes in Copenhagen
Strandgade 91, 4. Sal
DK-1401 Kobenhavn K, DENMARK
ph: +45 32 83 37 70; fax: +45 32 83 37 75
email: [email protected]

Embassy of Denmark in the United States
3200 Whitehaven St. N.W. / Washington, D.C. 20008
ph: +1-202-234-4300; fax: +1-202-328-1470
email: [email protected]

http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/Denmark/Denmark6.html ===========================================================
SAMPLE LETTER. This letter is prepared to inform you about the issue. Write a personal letter using these talking points.

Honorable Officials of Denmark and Faeroe Islands:

Citizens worldwide are sickened by the annual vision of whales marooned in
blood-red waters. Islanders stone, gouge, spear, hack and bludgeon some
2,000 to 3,500 long- and short-finned pilot whales under the bizarre notion
that God created these animals for the Faeroese to butcher alive.

During a pilot whale "grind" boats chase whales into shallow bays, where the
disoriented creatures are easily gored with metal gaffs. Waters turn a
brilliant red by the time killers sink a 6-inch blade past blubber and flesh
to sever a whale's spinal cord.

Finally, vital blood vessels are cut, leaving a bay littered with mangled
whales. Unbelievably, whale drives are festive community events. Young
children even take part in the massacre of terrified animals.

I cannot support tourism in the Danish Faeroe Islands until whale kills are
permanently terminated. I urge officials to legally shield wildlife from
abuse, including the senseless slaughter of whales for sport.

Moreover, the population count for North Atlantic long-finned pilot whales
is unknown. The Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and
Natural Habitats classifies them as "strictly protected." Each time the
Faeroese kill even 100 whales, entire pods and family groups are erased.
This weakens the their gene pool and harms ecosystems in the North Atlantic
and the North Sea.

The whale drive is illegal in other European states. Residents of the Faeroe
Islands don't use the toxin-contaminated flesh left behind. Tradition,
entertainment and sport never justify outright torture. For these reasons, I
respectfully ask you to outlaw whale drives in the Danish Faeroe Islands.

Thank you...

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