Skip to comments.Brutal Slaughter of Pilot Whales (Viewer Warning Graphic...)
Posted on 07/31/2010 8:45:19 AM PDT by Dengar01
THE disembowelled bodies of brutally slaughtered whales line a dockside just 230 miles from Britain - as families with children wander among them.
More than 200 protected pilot whales were hacked to death with knives and sharpened hooks by fishermen who trapped them in coves on the Faroe Islands.
Disturbing images show deep gouges where whalers hacked at the animals to sever their spinal cords. Others show the bodies of unborn calves torn from their mothers' wombs.
Crowds of islanders, including youngsters, gathered to watch the slaughter, known as "the grind".
Anti-whaling activist Peter Hammarstedt, 28, exposed last week's killings by posing as a film-maker in the fishing town of Klaksvik.
He said: "One whale had five to six chops to her head. Her death would have been slow and extremely painful. Some whales are hacked repeatedly for up to four minutes until they finally die. When I got to the docks it was a truly gruesome sight."
Swede Peter, a member of activist group Sea Shepherd, said he counted 236 dead whales before he was recognised by a local and made his escape.
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I dunno if you wanna ping the Whale Wars ping list, this got me sick after seeing the pictures. I can understand a few whales being killed for food, but ripping out calves from the mothers wombs just for S + G is disgusting...
Viewer warning if you click the link you will see pictures that will most likely make you nauseous.
Just call it partial birth abortion.
Animal abusers almost always migrate to offing people, and many have serious mental issues that only warrants the death penalty as an effective cure.
Why didnt that Whale Wars show go there ?
I agree. There are many of here that belong to the Japanese “they’ve been doing it for centuries” crowd. I think its senseless.
I don't know. I just think they need to remove the guts if they don't want the meat to spoil. Whether or not they should be hunting that particular animal is a different matter. But if a disemboweled animal makes you nauseous, you really should stop eating meat.
I will admit that I am not familiar with the butcher process for pigs and cattle, but I highly doubt they disembowel the cow and or rip calves from wombs, that is unnecessary.
They were chucking spears at the whales like some backwards hellhole in Africa.
They have done that for many decades where they depended on the sparse food supplies. Their existence sources was from the sea and sheep on the cliffs, where they also produced the salted dried cod fish, nothing new!!!
Have you ever visit a slaughter house, nothing different???
Some of the Sea Shepherd folk were there filming but they got spotted and they turn tail and ran. I guess I would too if a bunch of people armed with spears turned towards me pissed and angry!
Am about 90% sure that the cows get their throats slit, they are disemboweled while still alive.
I would never go vegan, but I don't think torturing an animal for fun is a good thing.
This is 2010 we aren't living in the Dark Ages. If they want whale meat, fine, but don't torture the damn things.
A lot of blubber. (Save the baby humans.)
*edit* should say cows DONT get disemboweled while alive...
Some years ago here in the Keys we spent months trying to bring a dozen or so pilot whales back from a mysterious illness that was effecting them.
They were beaching themselves.
Months later we were able to save a few of them but most perished.
To hear about others arbitrarily killing these animals when there is so much other seafood out there is senseless at best and moronic at worst.
“Some of the Sea Shepherd folk were there filming but they got spotted and they turn tail and ran. I guess I would too if a bunch of people armed with spears turned towards me pissed and angry!”
Too bad they didn’t kill every one of the Sea Shepard creeps!
They got beat up by Canadian seal hunters in 2005, I think the hippies realized that they need to run like hell if they are spotted.
“Locals kill whales for food. A Fisheries Office spokesman said: “We use the most efficient and humane means of killing.”
All that needs to be said
It's called hunting for food and it appears to be no more brutal than any other culling of a herd.
What’s wrong with it if the animals are used?