This disgusting photo was taken in a ‘tiger farm’ in China.
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Whaling in the Faroe Islands has been practiced since about the time of the first Norse settlements on the islands. The hunts, called “grindadráp” in Faroese, are non-commercial and are organized on a community level; anyone can participate. The hunters first surround the pilot whales with a wide semicircle of boats. The boats then drive the pilot whales slowly into a bay or to the bottom of a fjord. Most Faroese consider the hunt an important part of their culture and history. The Faroe people enjoy this kind of inhumane slaughter. Many of the pilot whales are cut several times, beaten, and teased before they die. Entire pilot whale families are killed this way (unborn, calves, parents, elders). Another sad thing about these killings is that nobody in the Faroe Islands can truthfully say that these killings are for food to survive. They only do it because of tradition. This tradition even “tortures” kids and people on the islands because of the high level of mercury and heavy metals in the flesh and blubber of the whales. It gives kids and young people health problems for the rest of their lives, including nerve diseases. Faroe authorities tell people not to eat the meat and blubber because of health issues.