Operation Grind Stop

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The Bloody Horror of the Ferocious Isles The Bloody Horror of the Ferocious Isles
Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson
The Danish Navy and the Faroese Police are strict in enforcing the laws that protect the whalers but there seems to be a lack of concern and enforcement in response to the violation of the laws by the killers. Illegal killing techniques are seen in this video, shot by Sea Shepherd in the Faroes yesterday – the use of ... Read More


Graphic Images of Pilot Whale Slaughter in the Faroe Islands Graphic Images of Pilot Whale Slaughter in the Faroe Islands
Sea Shepherd volunteers on the ground in the Faroe Islands have captured horrific scenes of the slaughter of a pod of pilot whales which took place at Hvannasund in the north of the island archipelago yesterday morning. Two Sea Shepherd volunteers were able to film the infamous drive hunt from a distance outside of th ... Read More


Pilot Whales Dead at the Hands of Vicious Thugs Pilot Whales Dead at the Hands of Vicious Thugs
Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson
This morning approximately 20-30 wonderful creatures were swimming in the cold Northern waters enjoying life in the company of their small family group. It was a beautiful Monday morning; the seas were calm and the skies were blue. Though most civilized people in the world would view this as a beautiful thing, watchi ... Read More


An Egregious Mass Murder in the Faroes Islands This Morning An Egregious Mass Murder in the Faroes Islands This Morning
Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson
20 to 30 dolphins were viciously slaughtered this morning on the beach at Havannasund on Vidoy Island. The police mobilized quickly to block off a tunnel to the island and to set up a restricted zone to keep people away from the killers as the blood colored the water a deep red and the screams of dying dolphins echoe ... Read More


The Grind

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.

 

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REPORT A GRIND

To report a grind call: +45 36 96 08 85

To send photos or non-urgent updates e-mail: inform-us@seashepherd.org