Urgent SOS – Sea Shepherd Fights ‘Driven Hunt’ of Pilot Whales in the Faroe Islands


In spite of worldwide outcry, this activity continues to be a yearly event …. this is so wrong. Faraoe Islands … STOP!!

International Wildlife Bond

The Danish authorities have taken four of Sea Shepherd’s small fast boats during this year’s campaign to disrupt the ‘driven hunt’ of pilot whales and dolphins.

Sea Shepherd urgently needs to replace their small boats in order to continue to disrupt this ‘driven hunt:’

Sea Shepherd’s SOS Appeal

Each year “the grind” (“the Grindadráp”) threatens the lives of hundreds of pilot whales and other dolphins.

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Pictures: Courtesy of Sea Shepherd

Entire pods of these magnificent animals are brutally and senselessly slaughtered in the Faroe Islands. Like the infamous drive hunts in Taiji, Japan, “the grind” is a blood-red stain on these otherwise pristine waters.

Sea Shepherd, the leading direct-action marine conservation organization in the world, has led the opposition to “the grind” since the 1980s. This year, Sea Shepherd volunteers descended on the Faroe Islands, with three Sea Shepherd ships in the Faroes driving away any approaching pods of…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

4 thoughts on “Urgent SOS – Sea Shepherd Fights ‘Driven Hunt’ of Pilot Whales in the Faroe Islands

  1. Dr Rex, Thank you for the re-blog – There is also a Sea Shepherd petition to take the Kingdom of Denmark to court for their navy’s protection/participation in the Faroe Island’s ‘Driven Hunt’ and the needless slaughter of pilot whales and dolphins

    http://petitions.seashepherd.fr/Petitions/Sign/4?lang=en

    Note: The pilot whale meat was declared “toxic” and “not fit for human consumption” by the Faroe Island’s own scientists in 2008, but still the slaughter continues (?):

    https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16159-faroe-islanders-told-to-stop-eating-toxic-whales/

    Both the Globicephala melas (Long-finned pilot whale) and Globicephala macrorhynchus (short-finned pilot whale) are protected under CITES Appendix II (“Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled”).

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