I was sent some hideous, horrifying and disturbing pictures by email yesterday. Not being certain, I checked it out on Snopes and it all appears to be all too frighteningly true. The email talks about the slaughtering of Pilot Whales (Calderon Dolphins) in the Faroes which are part of Denmark. You know, the country where the Greenhouse Gases are being discussed right now. It appears that they slaughter hundreds of these animals every year by driving them into a bay and then wading in and killing them by hand. They 'get away' with this because they eat some of the whale meat and it comes unders subsistence clauses, but in this day and age, it is totally unnecessary and everyone involved should combine to prevent this happening in the future The whole story is shocking and I hope you will take the time to read what Snopes has to say at this site which does not in fact include all the horrible photos I was sent originally, but enough to convey to your what a horrific process this all is. The person who originally wrote the text of the email is obviously not an English speaker by birth, but what that person said, explains some of the situation and the fact that these animals are facing extinction. I do hope we can all do something about this dreadful hunt.
No recipe today - it doesn't fit the subject.