A recent news article explains that dolphins are so intelligent, they should be thought of as "non-human persons", and that they "have distinct personalities, a strong sense of self and can think about the future."
These intelligent, sensitive creatures are slaughtered in the Faroe Islands.
Every summer, the Faroe Islands, which though they are part of the Kingdom of Denmark, are independent of Denmark's laws, celebrate the ritualistic slaughter of hundreds of dolphins and whales as a way for the boys of the community to prove their "manhood". Boats herd pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, and other cetacean species into the Island's bay, where they are stabbed with hooks and slowly bleed to death.
This horrific "celebration" is an affront to the grace, beauty, and intelligence of dolphins and whales.
Children are excused from school and anyone from the community is welcome to participate in the slaughter -- but stabbing innocent cetaceans is no way to prove courage or masculinity. Tell the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands and the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs that the whale and dolphin slaughter in the Faroe Islands needs to stop immediately.