Thursday, 13 November 2008

The Beast Inside Humans

The title is not original and so aren't the pics. For this I must give credit to a concerned friend who mailed them today. The pictures are gory but they must be circulated.

These images are those of a ritualistic hunt of Pilot Whales called grindadrĂ¡p in Faroe Islands of Denmark. Organised on a community level the hunters first surround the pilot whales with a wide semi-circle of boats. The boats then drive the pilot whales slowly into a bay or to the bottom of a fjord.

After this the poor mute animals are killed one by one by cutting their dorsal area till the spinal cord. This also cuts off the main arteries and the blood spills out in the ocean turning it into a spectacular red.

Apparently the whaling is an important part of the Faroese social culture, and it makes them feel Faroese.

And this is the supposed to be a part of the "Civilized World". The next time any European seeks to moralize about the Muslim worlds treatment of prisoners under Sharia, (s)he should look in her/his own backyard first and put a stop to BullFighting and Whaling.

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