The Grindadrap Has Been Condemned By Animal Rights Groups Over The Culling Of Dolphins And Wales Which Takes Place During The Event
Faroe Islanders Dismayed After Government Announces New Limit To The Island's Traditional Grindadrap
The government in the Danish territory of the Faroe Islands has announced a new limit to it's annual and controversial Dolphin and Whale cull, lowering it from 2,000 to 500.
inhabitants use the dolphins and whales killed in the cull for food
and resources, a national past time that has been criticized by
animal rights groups such as PETA and the WWF.
have protested the limit, as the culling of dolphins and whales has
fed them for generations.
Islanders first started the Grindadrap nearly 400 years ago, when
food became scarce on the island.
worldwide petition with 1.3 million signatures to ban the Grindatrap
was sent to the Faroese government last year, which they rejected in
favour of the 500 limit.
government in the Danish territory has stated that: “The Grindatrap
isn't needless or evil, we see it as a way to keep people fed and
grow our economy”.