DENMARK: WHAT A SHAME - WHAT DOES THE EU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS?
"UPDATED On December 1, 2008, Faroese chief medical officers announced that pilot whale meat contains too much mercury, PCBs and DDT derivatives to be safe for human consumption."
On a group of islands just north of Europe, the traditional bloody whale and dolphin slaughter takes place every year. The Faroe Islands are a part of Denmark, where whaling is banned, but they have laws that are independent of Denmark's laws...
Many people have seen the graphic pictures portraying the annual drive hunt of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands, an autonomous province of Denmark. During these hunts, pods of pilot whales, a species in the dolphin family, are driven ashore and then brutally killed. About 950 pilot whales die every year during the killing season, which generally takes place in the summer.
The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century. The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century. A high degree of self government was attained in 1948.
A group of volcanic islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and the Shetland Islands. Originally settled by Celtic peoples, the islands passed to Denmark in 1380. (sources: http://www.hsus.org/hsi/oceans/whales/pro_whaling_nations/faroe_islands_whale-hunt.html and http://www.care2.com/news/member/525884267/969825)).
It is OUTRAGEOUS!
This happens in Denmark regularly.
These are the Faroe Islands