Why do the danish kill dolphins?

I saw this on google suggest while playing around, and it got me thinking. You see, I am from Denmark, and I've lived in Denmark all my life. I have to tell you a secret about Denmark: WE DON'T HAVE ANY DAMN DOLPHINS IN DENMARK!!!

Now, having said that, it is true that the Faeroe island are a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark and Greenland. What does that mean? Well it means that while the Faeroe island is technically part of the Kingdom of Denmark, it is almost self-governed, as has been since 1948. It's also true that some people on the Faeroe island kill whales and they've been killing whales since 1584.

So, why are people on the internet (and probably elsewhere) demanding Denmark to stop killing dolphins? My guess is that they are ignorant! Seriously, I've read some blog posts (warning: very graphic images) and there's some less than true statements in there.

Anyways, before I get to mad, let me recap: Denmark don't kill whales (or dolphins), the Faeroese do.

The Faeroe island is NOT:

  • Denmark
  • located in Denmark
  • governed by the Danish government (folketinget)
  • filled with danish people, killing whales.

So next time you think something is terrible, do your research first!

Calling the Danish people dolphin-killers is not only incredibly stupid, it's also very insensitive!


Written by Jannich Brendle Tue 09 March 2010 In Blogging

tags: denmarkdolphinsfactual errorsfaeroe islandwtf

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