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"the grind" (stranding and slaughter of pilot whales) Torshavn, Faeroe Islands
This is the typical bull of "It's our tradition and we have been doing this for a long time". But how long do you have to do a bad thing til it turns into a ...
Monday 28th of July 2014 02:02:44 PM
Pamela Anderson OPERATION GRINDSTOP 2014 TALKING POINTS THE GRIND As many as 1,000 long-finned pilot whales are brutally killed in the Faroe Islands each year. Other cetaceans such as dolphins may be slaughtered as well, but pilot whales are the main targets. The killing occurs mainly during the summer months during communal hunts that locals refer to as "grindadráp" or simply, “the grind,” but more accurately this practice should be called what it truly is - mass slaughter. The pilot whale grind is similar to the annual dolphin drive hunt slaughter in Taiji, Japan,documented in the Academy Award-winning film The Cove. The similarities between these brutal hunts have made the Faroe Islands known to many as “The Taiji of the North”. The main difference, and the challenge for Sea Shepherd, is that there are at least 23 different coves in the Faroes where a grind could potentially take place, as opposed to one main killing cove in Taiji. The majority of North Atlantic cetaceans give birth to their calves in the warm waters of the equator before migrating past the Faroe Islands to feed in the nutrient rich waters of Svalbard and the Arctic. Long-finned pilot whales pass by the North Atlantic Islands while pursuing squid, their main source of food. Recorded first as early as 1586, the Faroese developed a method of whaling that involves stranding pods of small cetaceans on certain designated beaches. When a pod of cetaceans, primarily long- and short-finned pilot whales (bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic white-beaked dolphins, Atlantic white-sided dolphins and harbor porpoises can also be taken) are spotted offshore, the grind, or whale slaughter, commences. Small boats herd the cetaceans towards a low-lying shore. As the pod approaches land,the boats continue to harass and frighten the mammals until they’re washed up on shore. Once beached, a knife is used to cut through the veins and arteries that supply blood to the pilot whales head. Some pilot whales suffer for as much as 30 seconds while others can take several minutes to die. Those pilot whales that do not wash ashore have a gaff hook beaten into their blowhole and are then pulled ashore by rope. The whale meat is divided up among the locals, although many times the whale meat is simply left to rot on the beach. SEA SHEPHERD IN THE FAROES Operation GrindStop 2014 is Sea Shepherd’s largest, most wide-ranging and longest campaign in the Faroes to date. The goal of this campaign is to maintain a constant presence during the peak killing months of the grind season in the Faroes to document and obstruct grinds from taking place. Sea Shepherd will remain in the Faroe Islands until October 1. Sea Shepherd crew members are patrolling both land and sea, as onshore and offshore teams monitor the coves and waters for any sign of grind readiness. Should a grind commence, Sea Shepherd will intervene, when at all possible, to prevent the unnecessary and cruel slaughter of such precious marine wildlife. This campaign follows a similar strategy to the Operation Infinite Patience campaign in Taiji, which has been successful in reducing the number of dolphins killed, at times by as much as half, because of the ongoing presence there of Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians. In 2010, Sea Shepherd sent an undercover operative to the Faroe Islands to document and expose the grind. The operation yielded shocking images of hundreds of slaughtered pilot whales – including pregnant females, infants and unborn calves – which made international headlines, exposing the brutality of the grind. During the Operation Ferocious Isles campaign in 2011, not a single whale was killed while Sea Shepherd patrolled the Islands. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been the leading opposition against the slaughter of pilot whales in the Danish Faroe Islands. Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson has led campaigns to oppose the hunt in 1985, 1986, 2000, and again in 2011. Sea Shepherd was also successful in convincing 20,000 stores in two grocery chains in Germany to boycott Faroese fish products. Sea Shepherd's efforts against the Faroese grind are documented in the BBC documentary “Black Harvest.” QUESTION OF LEGALITY The long-finned pilot whale is listed in Appendix II of Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), meaning that the International Union for Conservation of Nature has determined that although the species is not necessarily threatened with extinction, it may become so unless hunting is closely controlled. With a wide range of threats to populations, from military sonar to entanglement in fishing gear, it is believed that populations could face a reduction of 30% over three generations. Therefore, the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats classifies the long-finned pilot whale as “strictly protected” under Appendix II. While the Faroe Islands are not a member of the European Union, they remain a Danish Protectorate. In other words, even though the Faroes are self-governing, Denmark controls the police, defense, foreign policy, and the currency. The primary reason for the Faroes abstaining from joining the EU was in an effort to prevent the EU from meddling in their fishing policies. The slaughter of cetaceans is illegal within the European Union. HEALTH ISSUES North Atlantic pilot whales, because of their position in the food chain as an apex predator, are poisoned by large amounts of environmental pollutants. Meat resulting from the grind contains high amounts of arsenic, cadmium, zinc, lead, copper mercury, and selenium. In 2008, the chief medical officers of the Islands, Pal Weihe and Hogni Joensen, declared that pilot whale meat contains too much mercury and other contaminants to be safe for human consumption. Children and pregnant women in particular have been warned not to eat the meat. Mercury poisoning has been found among Islanders resulting in “damage to fetal neural development, high blood pressure, and impaired immunity in children, as well as increased rates of Parkinson’s disease, circulatory problems and possibly infertility in adults.”
Monday 28th of July 2014 12:37:53 PM
Pamela Anderson “If we destroy the oceans and the oceans die, then, it’s quite simple, we die. And I don’t think people really understand that connection. No oceans. No civilization. No humanity.” – Captain Paul Watson

Monday 28th of July 2014 06:15:02 AM
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Home - Operation Grindstop
Entire pods of these magnificent animals are brutally and senselessly slaughtered in the Faroe Islands each year. Similar to the infamous drive hunts in Taiji, Japan, the grind stains the Faroes as the “Taiji of the North.”
Sunday 27th of July 2014 03:03:39 PM
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Saturday 26th of July 2014 10:10:14 PM
Pamela Anderson Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds

Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds - Live at "Aloha from Hawaii - 1973" [HD 720p]

Saturday 26th of July 2014 09:40:45 PM
Pamela Anderson Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering Sea Shepherd Haters in the Faroe Islands via @SeaShepherd_USA

Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering Sea Shepherd Haters in the Faroe Islands - Sea Shepherd...
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.
Saturday 26th of July 2014 02:41:08 PM
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Friday 25th of July 2014 07:26:09 PM
Pamela Anderson Opposing the Horrific Depravity of Senseless Slaughter in the Faroe Islands by Captain Paul Watson It has been 46 days that Sea Shepherd volunteers have been in the Danish Protectorate of the Faroe Islands. No whales have been murdered during this time. For 46 days the volunteers have met and spoken with many Faroese and have found many who also oppose the brutality of the slaughter of the pilot whales, this bloody sadistic abomination the Faroese call the “Grind.” Unfortunately there remains a hardcore group of whale killers who seem almost to justify their very existence by participating in the grisly slaughter of entire families of innocent and defenseless whales. They like to kill. They want to kill. It is as simple as that. They like killing in the same way that big game hunters or serials killers like to kill. It gives them a rush emotionally and sexually and one Faroese observer even described it as a frenzy. We need only look to words written by a Faroese writer to illustrate and demonstrate the psychotic aspect of the grind and the fact that they really take pleasure in the killing of the whales. I would like to take an extract from the book "Pilot whaling in the Faroe Islands" by Joan Paul JOENSEN. This book is presently being sold at the tourism office in Thorshavn: “A Faroeman I met a little later beamed upon me in his excitement and said, “There is whale in the fiord – plenty whale; it will give us a little pleasure if we can kill him! “I was to recall that remark later – as a classic understatement of the truth!” and: “The long blades carried out a dreadful job and soon, the water and foam were streaked with purple veins. Foul streams of blood gushed from the bodies beneath the waves and spread out on the sea’s surface. “The whales’ backs cut through the waves and their blood jetted out into a purple mist, oozing in their wake whilst they frantically ploughed through the waves. “They whined in their agony under the reddening water, like woeful, pathetic crybabies. “There was much amusement, as much for the spectator as for the worker. Excitement was rising like a fever in everybody’s veins. Often, whilst a whale was being drowned, someone disemboweled it and after a short rummage with the blade of a knife, extracted the kidneys and liver from behind the steaming intestines. “Children helped pull on the ropes and the hands of two small girls were stained red up to their wrists so that it seemed they were wearing scarlet gloves. So many children were riding the whales which were being dragged out of the water as for a rodeo, they stayed in place displaying their indifference to the slaughter of their ride and flung themselves on its heart, liver and kidneys when these were torn out . At the entrance to the port, boys younger than adolescents were using hooks attached to ropes to harpoon the whales which had sunk in the port after dying. Their delight was extraordinary.” And: "With long lances and knives the men fought, using hooks attached to lines to draw the boats within striking distance; and as the blood flowed freely from the wounded whales, their comrades would not leave them. “Even if they reached clear water, they turned again seeking the blood. The large whales seemed to be trying to protect the small ones. Some of the whales, maddened by lance wounds, rushed forward and were stranded in the shallows where they were met by men of Sorvagur and Bour, who, breast deep in blood and water, struck again and again with their grind knives to severe the spinal cord. “At last it was over. Not one whale escaped. A hot, heavy odour filled the air; two hundred eighty-six whales lay dead and dying on Midvagur beach.” “Their broad thick lips curved backward in a grotesque smile, disclosing the small white teeths clenched fast. There lay the leader of the flock, and there, oh the pity of it were poor little baby whales lying by their mothers, born in the agony of panic and of death." This book written by a Faroese observer puts a lie to the Faroese claim that the whales die in 2 seconds and that they do not suffer. It also proves that there is a sadistic pleasure enjoyed by the killers. This arousal of a primordial urge to kill is of course a disturbing psychosis and like all psychopaths the killers attempt to justify their depravity by saying that they kill for food as if their subsistence depends on it, which it does not. In doing so they actually bring shame upon their ancestors who indeed killed whales for subsistence in the days before wealth came to the islands and before regular shipments of foods from around Europe and the world arrived on their shores. There is a difference between the need to hunt for food out of necessity and the desire to kill for the sake of killing. A visit to any market in the Faroes demonstrates that food is readily available. There is no need to depend upon mercury-tainted meat. This is not a subsistence hunt. Yet the psychosis of whaling is such that even the dead certain consumption of poison is justified and it is a toxin that literally eats away brain tissue. Methyl-mercury is a silent killer and pregnant women and children are especially vulnerable to the consequences. And methyl-mercury is also threatening the whales and diminishing their chances for survival. There are very few places in the world where cetaceans are tortured and slain for reasons other than necessity. And the killing is done by a pathetically few individuals of the global human community. Not more than a few hundred humans out of seven billion are so inclined to rip open the innocent flesh of dolphins and pilot whales and to spill their hot blood into the cold sea with such enthusiasm. When a very few of our species practice such depravity in comparison to all the rest, it must follow that this is an aberrant and abnormal psychosis. In fact there are only a few communities in the entire world where this horrific butchery takes place on a regular basis. The Faroe Islands are one place and a few tiny villages in Japan, like Taiji are the other places. The Faroes are becoming known as the Taiji of the Atlantic. We need to produce a film about the Grind on par with the Academy Award winning film The Cove. At this moment there are some 70 volunteers from around the world in the Faroes. Like the Cove Guardians in Taiji they are not there to intentionally break any laws. They are there to do whatever they can do within the boundaries of nonviolence to defend and protect the pilot whales. The killers of course in their predictable need to justify their psychotic behavior accuse these selfless volunteers of being motivated by money, although they are not paid. They accuse them of being racist as if having empathy for life is a racist motivation. They accuse them of cultural imperialism as if being compassionate is some form of dictatorial imperative. I suppose there really are three kinds of people in the world when it comes to humanity’s views about other species of sentient beings. There are the psychotics who get a thrill out of killing and inflicting torture. There are those who have empathy for other species and abhor killing and torture. There are those (the majority) who are in denial and simply don’t care. The world thus is populated by hominid killers, apathetic hominids and compassionate humans, or as I like to see it homo arrogantus, homo ignoramus and homo sapiens. A true homo sapien sapien, that is a real human being that the world’s religions profess to aspire to, are intelligent beings of compassion who empathize with other species, who respect life, do not intentionally harm life and care for and abide by the natural laws of ecology and decency. Killing should be abhorrent to any human being of compassion. And empathy should be the hallmark of a civilized person. Many of the Faroese whalers consider themselves to be Christian yet the Christian Bible specifically forbids the eating of whale meat. But if a justification cannot be found, denial is the next excuse for continuing the killing even to the blasphemous point of declaring that the “Grind” is a gift from God. Yet it is plain from Leviticus 11:12 that it is forbidden to eat whale meat. King James Bible “Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.” Whale flesh is specifically forbidden by the Bible because whales are devoid of scales. Thus according to the Bible, whale flesh is an abomination and considering the mercury content it is also an abomination because of its toxicity. There are ugly rumors coming from the whalers and their supporters that they intend to initiate a confrontation with Sea Shepherd volunteers. There have been many threats and some of the threats are extremely disturbing. The Danish Navy has been doing exercises on intervening to protect the whale slaughter should Sea Shepherd choose to intervene. In many ways this will be a good thing if they do because it will illustrate Denmark’s support for something that is specifically illegal under the laws of the European Union. The Sea Shepherd volunteers however are not being deterred and they are not to be frightened off because they know that unless they are there hundreds of innocent and intelligent whales and dolphins, entire families will be massacred. They know there is a possibility that they may have to shed blood for the whales but that is what defines a Shepherd of the Sea – the wiliness to endure threats, assault and conflict in order to stand in defense of life and for the future of diversity in our ocean realm. All Sea Shepherd crew-members are asked if they are prepared to risk their lives in defense of the whales so whatever the threat, whatever the consequences, the Sea Shepherd volunteers in the Faroes will stand their ground on land and sea for our clients, our friends and our future.
Friday 25th of July 2014 02:00:34 PM
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Friday 25th of July 2014 01:52:14 PM
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Friday 25th of July 2014 08:39:42 AM
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Thursday 24th of July 2014 08:45:00 PM
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Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:46:15 PM
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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.
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