Operation Grind Stop

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The Blood of the Whales is Indeed on Danish Hands The Blood of the Whales is Indeed on Danish Hands
Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson
For everyone who cares about the lives of pilot whales and dolphins, I am happy to say that Sea Shepherd’s Operation Sleppid Grindini campaign is being well received by the international media and has gone viral on social media. I did a national news interview in France today and I am speaking to Russian television t ... Read More


Two Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Arrested In The Faroe Islands With Assistance Of Danish Navy Two Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Arrested In The Faroe Islands With Assistance Of Danish Navy
Two volunteer crewmembers from the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, have been arrested in the Faroe Islands. Susan Larsen of the United States, driver of the small boat, Farley, and Tom Strerath of Germany, navigator of the same small boat, were arrested at approximately 0900 local time this morning. The incident occurr ... Read More


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


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