On June 5, 2012 the Grindadrap peered its ugly head once again in one of the Faroes Islands. The people of the island of Sandur, herded a large pod of pilot whales that had approximately 100 pilot whales. These wonderful mammals are families, large families, that were herded by boats to the sandy shore line of Sandur. Matriarch females and juveniles were all slaughtered.
What can you do?
Please send a politely worded letter to the Faroese government and (copy it to the Danish Foreign Ministry) to express your protests about this hunt. The addresses are provided below. Please make the time to mail a letter, or send a fax, as it has more impact than an email.
We will not pretend that ending the Faroes Island’s drive hunts is simple. It is a long tradition of this remote and proud community that is proving hard to break. But traditions evolve over time and, rest assured we will not give up until drive hunting is consigned to the history books in the Faroe Islands.
Office of the Faroese Government,
P.O. Box 64
Tel.: 298 11080
Fax: 298 19667
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
2, Asiatisk Plads
DK-1448 Copenhagen K
Tel. +45 33 92 00 00
Fax +45 32 54 05 33
Please also send a copy of your letter to the Faroes Tourism Board at: www.faroeislands.com
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