While it may seem incredible, even today this custom continues, in Dantesque, in the Faroe Islands, ( Denmark ) . A country supposedly 'civilized' and an EU country at that. For many people this attack on life is unknown %u2013 a custom to 'show' entering adulthood. It is absolutely atrocious. No one does anything to prevent this barbarianism being committed against the Calderon, an intelligent dolphin that is placid and approaches humans out of friendliness. MAKE THIS ATROCITY STOP NOW!
Added by one of our fellow signers on 12-1-09 & is of Interest!8:35 am PST, Nov 30, Devin Baker, Michigan Delete
I think many of the people participating in these slaughters are not fully aware or are being willfully ignorant that dolphins and pilot whales are not fish but mammals as humans are, with one of the largest and most developed/complexed brains in the animal kingdom....larger than the human brain and approaching a similiar brain to body size ratio of the human brain....many scientist speculate that dolphins and whales are possibly more intelligent than the great apes and are one of the few species on earth beyond the great apes that have a type of intelligence that may in many ways approach human intelligence. These facts make killing these animals even more barbaric. Although in earlier times the people of the Faroe Islands, Japan and Iceland who participate in these unneccesary slaughters may not have known this and were ignorant because of lack of scientific evidence....now there is an abundance of scientific knowledge available showing these animals to be of a higher order of intelligence and worthy of a great deal of respect. These slaughters are wrong and should stop.