Faroe Islands: the massacre of pilot whales has started again

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Faroe Islands: the massacre of pilot whales has started again

170 were killed in the slaughter that took place in the Faroe Islands: the hunters did not spare even puppies and pregnant mothers. This is the Grindadráp, the traditional whale and pilot whale hunt. Animal rights activists are trying in every way to stop this horror, but so far without success.

When a member of an environmental association tried to document the slaughter with a drone, the unthinkable happened, a hunter from Grindadráp started shooting at the drone. The shots fired from the middle of the crowd and damaged the drone, which fortunately managed to stay in the air and land shortly after.

Sea Shepard Italy, which documented everything with the drone, writes on its Instagram page: "New news comes from the Faroe Islands. While one of the Sea Shepherd drones was flying to document the massacre of a group of pilot whales, one of the participants in the Grindadrap grabbed a firearm and started firing.

Shots fired from the middle of the crowd and damaged the drone, which luckily managed to stay airborne and land shortly thereafter. The facts were communicated to the police who are now investigating the incident. This reaction does not surprise us, it is not the first time that the tension has exploded in this way as we document this “proud” local tradition.

Despite all our work continues, our volunteers are doing well and we will not stop until these bloody practices are stopped. "

New Zealand plans a hedgehog massacre

New Zealand plans a hedgehog massacre.

The country is thinking of killing all the sea urchins present on the islands, because the native species are at risk. The country's government now considers hedgehogs to be an invasive species, they are not threatened by any predator unlike Europe, where hedgehogs are hunted by other predatory animals such as badgers and foxes.

New Zealand is expected to begin its scheduled extermination (because that's what it is) in July, starting from the Mackensie Basin in the center of the South Island. The country's government said hedgehogs eat large quantities of bird eggs, lizards or endemic locusts.

But not only that: even wild cats will have the same fate, namely the massacre. Hedgehogs were first brought to New Zealand by European settlers and, around 1860, the Nelson Provincial Council and the Colonial Parliament of Wellington introduced legislation to encourage the importation of these animals.