Resource links

 

Faroese woman Marna Olsen has created a beautiful website called GRINDABOÐ.FO dedicated to the Long Finned pilot whales that visit the Faroe Islands. 

 

To visit her site, click on the whale!

 

A Faroese Government website on Whaling in Faroe. Click on the picture to visit the site.

Grindahvalur

 

A must watch film (click on picture for external link), narrated by Rúni Nielsen, with an introduction by Sir David Attenborough.

 

Rúni is a food science consultant in Faroe 

 

"I currently work as a food safety consultant but I have also worked in the animal welfare industry and over the past few years I have become very worried about the future of whaling here in the Faroes. 

While I am naturally concerned with food safety, I am also deeply troubled by the inherent cruelty involved in whaling and the threat it poses to the future for these animals by diminishing the gene pool. I have grown equally interested in the whales, and the more I have learned the more I realise what amazing animals they are and also the scale of threats they now face.

I think it is time to consider a different future, one for the whales and the Faroese."

When dealing with an issue, it is always important to look at the other side of the argument. Elin is a Faroese Woman and gives points about why she thinks the anti whaling argument fails. Click on the picture to reach her blog on this.

Dolphin Embassy's 'My Pilot Whale' 

 

"Where does the contact zone lie? 
There’s no other medium but focused attention. No other reason but Love. 
If we learn at least not to kill them, we might one day stop killing our own kind"

 

Click on the picture to watch.

 

 

A book written by a Faroese man Øssur Eysturoy, 

in regard to how force change activism has made

him feel as a Faroese National.

 

You can buy the paperback book by clicking on the picture, or if you prefer a kindle version, just search it in Amazon.

The Grind: Whaling in the Faroe Islands

 

There’s not much agriculture in the Faroe Islands, an archipelago in the North Atlantic, roughly equidistant from Norway, Iceland, and Scotland. Aside from the sheep that freely roam the fjords and a few root vegetables, the Faroese have always relied on the surrounding sea as a source of fish, seabirds, and the pilot whales they slaughter in a hunt known as the grindadráp, or grind. Click the image to watch.

For all information on every Grindarap that has happened since 1584. Click on the picture to visit the records site.

 

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