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Should the Faroe Islands be thrown out of international sport because of their record on the slaughter of beautiful, intelligent whales?

Look at the pics, it s shocking.

Update:

You type "whaling in the Faroe Islands" into google images. I didn't want to patronise anyone by adding this info.

Update 2:

yeah a simple YES or NO would be nice.

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  • 1 year ago

    No, even though it is horrendous. There are other apects of it

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  • 1 year ago

    Yes, Japan and Norway should be banned for it too.

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  • 1 year ago

    No.

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  • the answer to this should't be a simple yes/no, but if that is the answer you prefer, then NO

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  • What does one have to do with the other?

    • erm whale meat is eaten by all the compettitors from tthe faroes? No?, ahh damn i thought i nailed as well..lol

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  • No.

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    No. Whales are made of meat. Why shouldn't the Faroese eat them?

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  • 1 year ago

    Their ancestors survived on whaling, so for them it is a cultural rite.

    Limited whaling can be fully sustainable, there is no reason for them to have to abandon their culture.

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  • 1 year ago

    Japan kills whales on a much larger scale. Would you advocate a boycott of the Tokyo Olympics? What has it got to do with sport anyway?

    • Rightman
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      1 year agoReport

      It puts pressure on regimes without having to inflict hardship like happens by economic embargos & boycotts.

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  • 1 year ago

    Sport is about sport, not whaling.

    It is probably a mistake to confuse issues.

    In some ways, continued engagement in sport can open a country up to change.

    If we want to show our disdain at whaling, we can stop travelling there, stop buying their products and put pressure on them through diplomatic channels.

    Economic pressure and diplomatic pressure can be very persuasive.

    So can simple social contact, such as at sports meetings.

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