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End the dolphin grind

To Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, Bárður á Steig Nielsen:

As citizens from around the world, we are deeply saddened by the recent dolphin 'Grind' in the Faroe Islands -- a feeling shared by almost half the Faroese people. While we respect cultural traditions, the world is changing, and all our cultures have to evolve. We call on you to place a place a full moratorium on dolphin and whale hunting while a rigorous science-based assessment is conducted to assess it's impact, with the potential for it to be ended for good. 

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End the dolphin grind
Locals call it the 'Grind' -- a cruel annual hunt where hundreds of dolphins are trapped in a cove, and butchered.

But this year was different.

1,400 dolphins were driven onto the beach and slaughtered one by one. Terrified dolphins thrashed around as pregnant mothers and calves were killed. Hunters struggled to kill them all, so many suffocated on the sand. Days later another 53 pilot whales were killed.

Dolphins are one of the earth's most intelligent species. They have memories and call themselves by name. They understand joy... and grief. Imagine the terror they faced in that bloody cove.

These brutal hunts must end.

Almost half the island's citizens are against the dolphin grind, and after huge public outrage, the Prime Minister will review the hunt's regulations. This is our chance. Let's send a deafening global call to radically reform or end the dolphin grind. Add your voice to take a stand -- before the government decides:

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