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Old 17 August 2009, 07:01 PM
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Icon06 Dolphin Hunt in Denmark (disturbing images)

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Old 17 August 2009, 07:02 PM
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I'm reasonably sure this isn't the same as the Dolphin Massacre in Japan thread.
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Old 17 August 2009, 07:10 PM
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It appears to be a pilot whale hunt. Apparently the migrating whales are funneled into the bay until they beach themselves at which time they are killed. The hunt is called the grindadrŠp.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whaling..._Faroe_Islands
An earlier sighting of the same pics:
http://cellar.org/showthread.php?t=9771

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Old 17 August 2009, 07:19 PM
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I think it might be whaling in the Faroe Islands, Wikipedia has an article with links to various news reports:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whaling..._Faroe_Islands

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Old 18 August 2009, 08:47 AM
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Comment: This pictures from Foreo, Denmark shows a ritual that young men do to make sure everyone knows they become grown man. They kill every year a lot of dolphins.
Pilot whales are dolphins so the subject line isn't all that far off the mark, but trying to depict a grindadrŠp as some kind of masculinity ritual is just ridiculous. It's about getting food on the table.
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Old 18 August 2009, 07:24 PM
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Pilot whales are dolphins so the subject line isn't all that far off the mark, but trying to depict a grindadrŠp as some kind of masculinity ritual is just ridiculous. It's about getting food on the table.
Well, dolphins are often depicted as peaceful and superior beings, so even if they're being killed for food, it would bring about more anger than if it were, say, sharks or perch.

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Old 19 August 2009, 08:59 AM
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I might be wrong about this, but doesn't FÝroyar have a fair amount of independence from Denmark, much like Greenland? Iirc, they are, for instance, unlike Denmark, not a member of the EU. It's a bit like Britain and Canada.

As much as I like to blame the Danes, this one is not their responsibility.
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No, not Britain and Canada. More like UK and Montserrat or US and Guam. While Canada is a fully independet state with only historical and folcloristic (commonwealth) ties to the UK, the Faroe islands are still a (albeit autonomous) part of Denmark, and Denmark still hast partly jurisdictional power (plus it mints the coins and pays the soldiers and represents on most supranational levels and suchlike). But yes, Faroe is in parts autonomous and not part of EU (neither are the Channel Islands and some other parts btw).
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Old 20 August 2009, 09:48 PM
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As much as I like to blame the Danes, this one is not their responsibility.
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Old 21 August 2009, 08:19 AM
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No, not Britain and Canada. More like UK and Montserrat or US and Guam. While Canada is a fully independet state with only historical and folcloristic (commonwealth) ties to the UK, the Faroe islands are still a (albeit autonomous) part of Denmark, and Denmark still hast partly jurisdictional power (plus it mints the coins and pays the soldiers and represents on most supranational levels and suchlike). But yes, Faroe is in parts autonomous and not part of EU (neither are the Channel Islands and some other parts btw).
I would say that the Faroe islands are to Denmark like Ňland is to Finland.
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