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Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant Cancels On Danish Festival To Protest Whaling

Led Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant has canceled an upcoming G! Festival appearance in protest of an annual whaling practice known as grindadráp (the “Grind”).

G! Festival, is a yearly event held at the seaside village of Gøta on the Danish archipelago of the Faroe Islands.

Coinciding with the festival the Grind sees over a thousand pilot whales and dolphins driven to the shores of local beaches and slaughtered by island residents.

While the Grind is a thousand-year-old tradition, the manner in which it is conducted is considered by animal rights activists as appallingly cruel.

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