WDCS has been campaigning for years against the cruel killing of whales in the Faroe Islands. WDCS has also championed investigations into the toxicology of pollutants which have been building up in the tissues of pilot whales and other small cetaceans. Despite many calls from WDCS that such pollution was a threat to the people of the Faroe Islands as well as the animals themselves, the authorities in the Faroes have appeared willing to risk the population rather than acknowledge that WDCS was correct to call for an end of the hunt.
The UK's New Scientist now reports that, at last, 'Chief medical officers of the Faroe Islands have recommended that pilot whales no longer be considered fit for human consumption, because they are toxic - as revealed by research on the Faroes themselves.'
WDCS welcome this decision that means that people and whales will now survive
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