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Old 02-01-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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Chain email ...

I received this email today from a relative with a bad habit of regurgitating a lot of bogus crap. . .

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Denmark is a big shame.

The sea is stained in red and it is not because of the climate effects of nature. It's because of the cruelty of the human beings (civilized human) who kill hundreds of the famous and intelligent Calderon dolphins.

This happens every year in Feroe Island in Denmark . In this slaughter the main participants are young teens.

WHY?
A celebration, to show that they are adults and mature!

In this big celebration, nothing is missing for the fun. Everyone is participating in one way or the other, killing or looking at the cruelty supporting like a spectator

Is it necessary to mention that the dolphin Calderon, like all the other species of dolphins, it's near extinction and they get near men to play and interact.
In a way of PURE friendship.

They don't die instantly; they are cut 1, 2 or 3 times with thick hooks. And at that time the dolphins produce a grim cry like that of a new born child.

But he suffers and there's no compassion while this magnificent creature slowly dies in its own blood

Its enough!

We will publish until this post goes around the world that many more people will know about this shameful Danish acts.

Take care of the world, it is your home!

SHARE this messages as a sign Against this cruelty
Seems old, but true ... according to Snopes.


To my surprise, it appears to actually be true.

This is really effed up.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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I remember a National Geographic article from my youth that covered this. It was quite striking, all that blood in the water. The article wasn't preachy at all, it was just documenting this tradition.

For what it's worth, they eat the meat. It's a very important food source for them. How do you feel about hunting deer in the US?
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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Can you imagine those dolphins running rampant, tearing up people lawns, and getting hit by cars all the time?

Culling is an important part of wildlife management.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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If only we could apply culling to human management.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
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I remember a National Geographic article from my youth that covered this. It was quite striking, all that blood in the water. The article wasn't preachy at all, it was just documenting this tradition.

For what it's worth, they eat the meat. It's a very important food source for them. How do you feel about hunting deer in the US?
Depends how good a shot the hunter is really.

What's appalling here, is the number that are killed and the cruel and slow death they suffer.

I'm not sure how happy you all would be if hunters went at the deer with ropes and machetes.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
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No-one seems to give a damn about fish though, perhaps it's because they don't have a cute, smiling face or maybe it's just that they don't make "a grim cry like that of a new born child" while they're being killed.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:09 PM   #7
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The thing that shocked me about fish, was when i found out just how long some of them live. Cod, for instance. That mainstay of Fish&Chip shops throughout my childhood. Some of the fish I ate when I was 10 were probably five or six decades older than I was. Maybe even older than that.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:20 PM   #8
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That's why it's best to eat them while they're young.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:23 PM   #9
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According to the wikipedia information, they actually sever the spinal cord very quickly, the gaff is intended to bring them into the beach. Not that that makes it any better.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #10
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Yes, it's barbaric and cruel and we should all be appalled.

But we should all be appalled at the way the Japanese treat sea life, or how we treat domesticated land animals that we use for food, or at countless other examples of how we treat animals appallingly badly.
Why is this barbaric, but a lot of the rest of them aren't?
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:17 PM   #11
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Why is this barbaric, but a lot of the rest of them aren't?
Who said they weren't?
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #12
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Okay, rephrasing then:

why is the internet all up in arms about this, but apathetic to the rest of the shit?
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:35 PM   #13
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These are apparently an endangered species for one.
Kill all the deer you want, there are too effin many of them around here.
Don't really get what you are trying to accomplish.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:44 PM   #14
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Again - look at Japan. They do this, except instead of a couple hundred dolphins by a buncha kids, its thousands and thousands and thousands of endangered fish and sea mammals on an industrial-fishery scale.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:49 PM   #15
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It's a dog eat dolphin world we live in.
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