Some people find pleasure in hurting animals, but Iceland's bird throwers do it for a very different reason.
A good-natured bird, the puffin is native to Iceland, but its chicks can find themselves in big trouble as soon as they hatch. The light of the Icelandic cities mistakenly attracts vulnerable little things instead of trusting in the light of the moon. Thanks to this, it is not at all rare that little puffins get mixed up in areas inhabited by people.
Today, it has become a tradition for Icelanders to collect these stray little things and take them back to the rocks in the dark of night, where they not only release them back into the open, but throw them off the rock into the sea. It may seem cruel, but the survival of the little ones is more certain this way, and the numbers show this, because the rapid decline before that has not only slowed down, but the puffin population has normalized.
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