Scottish Town ‘Untwins’ With Faroe Islands Because of Whale Slaughter

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Wick, in Caithness, no longer wants to be associated with a community where thousands of whales and dolphins are massacred every year.

Faroe Whale Massacre

Increasingly, the international community is shunning the Faroe Islands, a group of islands situated between Denmark and Norway, because of its horrific annual whale slaughter.

Every year, pilot whales, beaked whales and dolphins are herded to shore by boats and have metal hooks driven into their blowholes. The animals slowly bleed to death, and the sea turns red with blood, in scenes that look like they belong in a horror movie.

After two major German cruise lines, horrified by the cruelty, announced they would no longer make stops at the Faroes – dealing a devastating blow to the tiny territory’s tourist industry – councillors from the Scottish town of Wick decided to take a stand, too. They wrote to the Mayor of Klaksvík to sever the 20-year twinning agreement between the two communities.

Local councillor Gail Ross explained why:

I am afraid that the whole of the Faroe Islands has been tainted by these events. We do not agree that these events and the apparent joy it gave the townspeople is in any way or should in any way be linked to tradition.

There may have been reasons of culling for food in the past but in 2015 it is unnecessary and cruel.

Cetaceans are sentient beings. They have feelings and emotions. To drive them on to a beach and slaughter them in front of their family members is nothing short of barbaric. We do not subscribe to animal cruelty. It saddens me to have to sever links with your beautiful town until such times as we get a full assurance that this atrocity has ceased.

Thank you to the people of Wick for this compassionate move! You can speak out against the slaughter by taking action here.


  • Julie Parks commented on August 27, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    This Is Horrible, How Can Anyone Do This???? We Are Destroying, The Eco System & When All The Whales & Dolphins Are Gone, Then What Will They Do. They Are Taking Away These Intelegent Beautiful Animals From The Rest Of Us Who Love & Respect These Mammals & Taking Away Are Chance To See Them In Their Natural Habitat!!!!

    • Anfinn Bjartalíð commented on September 25, 2016 at 8:47 am

      Fuck you go read about grindadráp before posting here kiddo.

  • Heather Martin commented on August 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    It is a source of shame that our govenment does not take decisive action in this way. All power to Councillor Gail Ross and the people of the Scottish Town of Wick. And shame on the Faroes for the horrendous slaughter of whales and dolphins. The nazis and isis slaughter people, and some people slaughter animals. There really is no difference. They are all to be shunned and hated. But the world is moving on and many people are becoming civilised and realising that we are being brutalised by the behaviour of some of our kind.

  • Yodit commented on September 30, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Wow, these people must really be sadistic.

    • Anfinn Bjartalíð commented on September 25, 2016 at 8:50 am

      No. We don’t enjoy killing the wales, we enjoy the taste of them. The person who wrote this article really seems to be retarded.

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