Sunday, September 12, 2010

Faroe Islands, Sea Shepherd, and whaling, continued

The Faroe Islands (Faeroe Islands) located in the North Atlantic, roughly between Norway and Iceland. These islands have been an autonomous province of Denmark.

The people of these picturesque islands traditionally gather their food from the sea as many island inhabitants around the world do. Part of their sea sustenance comes from hunting whales.

Recently Cabin Boy traveled to the Faroe Islands in a disguise which did not last long. He snapped photos of a whale harvesting. Sea Shepherd claimed it was gruesome and posted the photos on their website. Lately Sea Shepherd sent their newest garbage scow the Golfo Azzurro to the Faroe Island waters. Their assignement was to drop transponders on the ocean floor that would emit a sound to warn off the whales.

Well they must have dropped the wrong transponders thinking they may have emitted a whaling mating call. Over 100 whales passed over these transponders (propbaly in heat thanks to the transponders) into the fjords to be harvested and /or beached. Thank you Sea Shepherd!

To good people of the Faroe Islands not to let all this good meat go to waist, proceeded to harvest the meat to the benefit of the inhabitants of these picturesque islands. Job well done Sea Shepherd!

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1 comment:

Magni said...

I'm not religious, but IF there is a god, he has blessed you. And us faroe islanders. You are a good person and i am forever thankful for your videos! I was in that whale killing (those pictures you showed in the video) and let me tell you that it was the best thing that has happend for YEARS! It will feed houndreds for months :) I can't imagine why that is a bad thing for the rest of the world.. Oh well, thank you again :) Looking forward to more videos!