The Last Whaling Station
Sea Shepherd Investigates Secret Underwater Pilot Whale Graveyard
Two Faeroese Nationals join Sea Shepherd in Torshavn Harbour
Operation Ferocious Isles: Defending the Rights of Whales in the Faeroe Islands
In July 2010, Sea Shepherd had an undercover operative in the Faeroe Islands, and we exposed shocking images of slaughtered pilot whales with unborn calves which were cut out of their mothers’ bodies.
These mammals are killed during what the locals call “the Grind,” but more accurately should be called what it is—slaughter.
The Faeroese pilot whale grind is similar to the annual Taiji dolphin slaughter in Japan, documented in the award-winning film, The Cove. The main difference is that there are at least twenty-three different coves in the Faeroes where a grind could potentially take place, as opposed to one cove in Taiji!
Sea Shepherd has been actively opposing and confronting the Faeroese grind since 1985 and will remain one of the foremost advocates for the whales.