I thought of Denmark as a lovely country with wonderful people. But this is just completely disappointing, to say the least.
As unbelievable as it is, even today this custom continues, in Dantesque, in the Faroe Islands, Denmark. A country supposedly civilized and seemingly first class. No one does anything to prevent this savagery and cruelty committed against the Calderons, intelligent dolphins that are placid. They approach humans out of friendliness.
My heart goes out to these poor, innocent dolphins.
This is a cultural tradition. And while I am not in the position to influence what they should, or should not do, these dolphins are on the brink of extinction. That is a fact that needs to be emphasized. And I think dolphin slaughter transcends cultural issues. It is plain savagery and cruelty most unlike cultural diets and customs such as what we do with cattles or poultries which are not endangered species, neither are they slaughtered for fun or rites of passage.
I fear that we will see many marine species on the extinct list, including these Calderon dolphins if this kind of tradition continues.