Apr 212017
 
POLL: Should Norway stop the annual slaughter of whales?

In just a few days, Norway will start up a horrific annual tradition — the ruthless slaughter of hundreds of whales. But we’ve got a strategy to say ‘NO WAY!’ Whales are awe-inspiring, beautiful beings. We now know they communicate with each other in song, and experience human-like emotions. But in Norway, every year these […]

Jul 112016
 
POLL: Should the slaughter of pilot whales in the Faroes be stopped?

Last week a pod of 30-50 pilot whales was slaughtered in the first grindadráp (grind) of the year, on the island of Viðoy in the Danish Faroe Islands archipelago. The ordeal began this morning when locals spotted a pod of between 100-150 pilot whales passing by Svínoy. Several boats then drove the pod of whales […]

Dec 092015
 
POLL: Should the whale slaughter in the Faroes be banned?

A pod of 11 pilot whales has been slaughtered on in the sixth drive hunt – or grindadráp – of the season. Conservationist said today that 501 pilot whales have so far been slaughtered this year in the northern archipelago. While the Faroese authorities say the slaughter is quick, Sea Shepherd campaigners refute the claims […]

Aug 052015
 
POLL: Should the Faroe Islands’ whale slaughter be banned?

Faroese villagers have slaughtered about 250 pilot whales in the past 24 hours according to Sea Shepherd activists monitoring the traditional summer hunts in the north Atlantic islands. The whale pods, which migrate past the islands in July and August, were herded by flotillas of small boats on to two beaches where villagers waded into […]

Sep 192014
 
POLL: Should the Faroe Islands' whale slaughter be allowed to continue?

The recent arrest of 14 volunteers working to stop whaling in the North Atlantic Ocean’s Faroe Islands has focused a spotlight once again on a local tradition stretching back over a thousand years. Six of the protesters were found guilty this week of interfering with the grindadráp, or grind, as these drive hunts are called, […]

Feb 162014
 
POLL: Should the Faroe Islands' whale slaughter be allowed to continue?

For more than four centuries, the dwellers of the remote Faroe Islands located 200 miles off the coast of Scotland have been killing pilot whales for blubber and meat. Recently, the gory tradition has piqued the interest of an American photographer with ties to the region who travelled to the archipelago to capture the horror […]

Aug 252013
 
Stop the Slaughter of Fin Whales for Pet Treats

The story about endangered whales being slaughtered by Icelanders in the North Atlantic and shipped to Japan to be turned into dog food was first published on 29 May 2013 . Within one week more than 1 million wildlife supporters signed the petition, and Dutch ports were closed to the transfer of whale meat. The […]