Around 200 melon-headed whales were spotted off Bgy. Ligaya in Odiongan, Romblon Tuesday afternoon.
Residents living in the area were surprised.
The scenario has made everyone remember those hundreds of [also] melon-headed whales which were stranded off Bataan last February.
Lucky enough for these mammals, no one has been killed for food.
Authorities constantly remind people that melon-headed whales are considered endangered species, thus, need to be protected!
But this thing from Denmark should surprise you-- at least among Filipinos!
Whaling [grindadráp] has been a long practice/ tradition in Faroe Islands. Residents here slaughter and eat pilot whales. They gather them into bay and kill them.
Yes, killing them all-- enough to turn the waters in the bay into a bloody basin!
The national government here imposes strict regulation however.
Some groups condemn this practice but many has largely backed off due to the fact that this practice is said to be an integral part of Faroese culture.
But Faroese insist, they're not involved in commercial whaling.
To be clear, pilot whales are not endangered.
Thanks to sweetdonut for this story idea [Faroe].