- The hunt takes place every year between June and November.
- The number of whales killed in a single hunt can range from a few to several hundred.
- The meat and blubber from the whales are distributed among the participants and the local community.
- The hunt is not regulated by international laws, as the Faroe Islands are not a member of the European Union.
Despite the criticism, the Faroe Islands government has defended the hunt as a sustainable and necessary source of food for the local population. However, animal welfare groups argue that the hunt is inhumane and unnecessary, as the Faroe Islands are a prosperous nation with access to other sources of food.If you are concerned about the whale hunt in the Faroe Islands, you can take action by signing a petition to end the practice. Here are some petitions you can sign:
- Petition: End Dolphin and Whale Hunting in the Faroe Islands
- Stop the Grind | End Killing of Dolphins and Pilot Whales in the Faroe Islands
- Stop whale and dolphin hunts. Ban the Faroe Islands from international sporting events
- Petition · Stop the slaughter of dolphins & pilot whales by the people of the Faroe Islands
- Petition to end the Faroe Islands whale and dolphin slaughter
By signing these petitions, you can add your voice to the growing movement to end the whale hunt in the Faroe Islands. Together, we can make a difference and protect these magnificent creatures from unnecessary suffering.