What better way to practice tolerance than to vandalize? Didn’t you know we have been going about it wrong all these years? Instead of being mature adults to get our point across, and accepting whatever the outcome may be, we should take a page out of the liberal book of tolerance and logic: destroy everything and act like a fool!
Obviously that is sarcasm, in case you did’t catch on. We are more sophisticated than that. However, not everyone is. Anti-whaling activists used the superpower of vandalism in the form of ‘blood’ to destroy an iconic Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. Then they wrote with the red substance on the ground, “Denmark defend the whales of Faroe Islands.”
Danish authorities allow the islanders to drive herds of pilot whales into a bay and stab them to death with long knives.
The whales are not an endangered species. There are more than 100,000 pilot whales living around the Faroe Islands. 800 are killed on average each year, according to island officials. Animal rights groups say whale hunting is a practice “of unimaginable suffering and cruelty.”
Copenhagen police said on Twitter that they are investigating the incident. The culprits have not yet been identified.The Little Mermaid was created by Danish sculptor Edvard Eriksen in honour of Denmark’s most famous storyteller Hans Christian Andersen who wrote the fairy tale.
It is not the first time that the bronze statue has been vandalised. The mermaid’s head was stolen in 1964 and 1988 and her arm was cut off in 1984.
While the whale hunting may offend some people, so does the vandalism! There is a right way to go about things and this is not it.
The president of Copenhagen’s culture and leisure committee said, “National treasures like this should be left well alone. Regardless of whether it’s vandalism or politically motivated, this is well out of line. … Vandalizing the Little Mermaid is as stupid as you can possibly get.”
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