11 Aug '11, 2pm

Sea Shepherd Spreads Compassion for Grind Victims on St. Olaf’s Day

Sea Shepherd Spreads Compassion for Grind Victims on St. Olaf’s Day

The procession from the parliament building to the cathedral led by members of government, clergy, and leading civil servants, proudly dressed in traditional Norse garb, provided us a momentous opportunity to expose the cruel and horrific tradition to the local Faroese community as well as the many tourists who visit the isolated island chain each year. While the feedback about the slaughter from international visitors was that of utter shock, disbelief, and outrage, the majority of locals proceeded to frolic and play with lack of any display of emotion. Several local families even stopped to have their children photographed in front of the volatile images of desecrated whale carcasses. Evidently there is very little, if any, parallel made between the social complexity, including extremely strong family bonds, shared between pilot whales and that of the human family here i...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2011...

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