In the Media

Check out selected media coverage that Operation Ferocious Isles has received around the world.

flag_united_states_tinyAugust 30, 2013 -- Mother Nature Network - United States

'Vikings' star urges end to ritual whale slaughter

Clive Standen, best known for leading roles in the television dramas "Camelot" and "Vikings," is front and center for a new Sea Shepherd PSA spotlighting the horrors of the annual whale hunt in the Danish Faroe Islands.

“I may play a merciless Viking on TV but there’s no place for such barbaric behavior in the 21st Century,” says Standen. “Join me in making whaling ancient history once and for all.” ...more

flag_united_states_tinyAugust 29, 2013 -- Ecorazzi - United States

Vikings Star Clive Standen Says ‘Real Men Don’t Whale’

In a new PSA for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Clive Standen – star of the History Channel’s epic series “Vikings” – urges an end to the horrific annual whale slaughter in the Danish Faroe Islands.

“I may play a merciless Viking on TV but there’s no place for such barbaric behavior in the 21st Century,” says Standen. “Join me in making whaling ancient history once and for all.” ...more

flag_united_states_tinySeptember 06, 2011 -- Ecorazzi - United States

Sea Shepherd Marks Their ‘Little Green Holm’ Island as a Seal Sanctuary

After their summer campaign in the Faroe Islands to stop the slaughter of pilot whales, the Sea Shepherds made a stop to visit the seals that call their Little Holm Island home.

According to commentary by Steve Irwin ship manager James Brook, Sea Shepherd purchased the island in 1985 when the seals were in danger of being hunted and clubbed by sealers. Captain Paul Watson was able to raise 5000 pounds and bought the island to protect the seals. .....more

flag_united_states_tinySeptember 04, 2011 -- Huffington Post - United States

"Whale Murder" in the Faroe Islands: 100 Pilot Whales Slain for Cultural Tradition

It was with deep anguish that I received confirmation early Friday afternoon from Faroese police authorities that over 100 pilot whales have been brutally slaughtered in the town of Vestmanna in the Faroe Islands. These numbers have undoubtedly since risen as locals continued throughout the day to carve up these sentient and intelligent beings who violently lost their lives to bloodlust and greed in a cowardice act of cultural tradition referred to by locals as "grindadrap". In Faroese, "grind" literally translates to pilot whale, while "drap" translates to "murder" thus representing the largest extermination of marine mammals in all of Europe -- literally whale murder. Well, at least we can call a spade a spade here. .....more

flag_uk_tinyAugust 02, 2011 -- The Guardian - United Kingdom

Sea Shepherd ship released from Shetland port after £520,000 bond

The flagship for the environmental group Sea Shepherd was expected to set sail from Shetland on Wednesday morning after it paid £520,000 into court to secure its release.

The Steve Irwin had been detained in Shetland more than two weeks ago after a Maltese company, Fish and Fish, raised an action for damages against the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in a dispute over its direct action against the firm's bluefin tuna fishery last year. .....more

flag_uk_tinyAugust 2011 -- - United Kingdom

Caught In the Grind

It has been one month since I arrived at The Faroe Islands, a legendary land located in the North Atlantic, halfway between Norway and Iceland. Settled by Norse descendants over 1100 years ago, the archipelago of 18 islands offers some of the most picturesque and dramatic landscape to be found on the planet. In fact, these enchanted isles separated by sounds and fjords, sharp cliffs and crystal streams recently earned the Faroes Islands the distinction of being one of “the most appealing destinations in the world” by National Geographic Traveler. .....more

flag_united_states_tinyJuly 31, 2011 -- Huffington Post - United States

Faroe Islands Whale Slaughter Sparks International Controversy

Torshavn, Faroe Islands -- Last week I had the opportunity to travel with a team of marine conservationists and film makers to screen the new documentary, Confessions of a Eco-Terrorist in the heart of the Faroese capitol of roughly 19,000 inhabitants. A segment of the film which showcases 30 years of Sea Shepherd campaigns as captured through the lens of director Peter J. Brown, addresses the annual pilot whale slaughters, referred to by locals as "Grindadráp" or simply "The Grind." .....more

flag_united_states_tinyJuly 25, 2011 -- New York Times - United States

Animal Planet Starts Filming on ‘Whale Wars’ Spin-off

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the environmental group featured on the Animal Planet series “Whale Wars,” may be down one ship in its fleet at present, but that hasn’t discouraged that cable network from ordering a second series about the group and its efforts to halt whale hunts around the world. On Monday, Animal Planet announced that it had started filming on a program tentatively titled “The Faroe Islands Project,” which it said will chronicle Sea Shepherd’s campaign to stop an annual whale hunt known as “The Grind” in the Faroes, an island group and Danish protectorate between the Norwegian Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. .....more