Wednesday, 02 September 2015
Yesterday, authorities in the Shetland Islands, Scotland, seized a small boat of the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon. The seizure was enacted at the request of Denmark, in response to a Letter of Request issued by the Chief Of Police of the Faroe Islands on August 22.
The warrant for the seizure was presented to the Captain and Ship Manager of the Sam Simon, which was in the Shetland Islands to refuel. In the warrant, authorities claim that there are “reasonable grounds for suspecting that an offence has been committed under the law of Denmark.”
Read more: Denmark Orders Seizure Of Sam Simon Small Boat As Faroese Consultant Challenges Grind Law
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Yesterday, German Actress Anne Menden, known for her role as Emily Hofer in the RTL soap opera Good Times, Bad Times, arrived in the Danish Faroe Islands to join Sea Shepherd for the organization’s sixth pilot whale defense campaign, Operation Sleppid Grindini.
It is the second consecutive year that Menden will stand alongside Sea Shepherd’s international crew in defense of the pilot whales who are targeted for slaughter in the infamous drive hunt, known as the grindadráp or grind.
Read more: German Actress Anne Menden Joins Sea Shepherd to Defend Pilot Whales in the Faroe Islands
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
A Freedom of Information request initially started by Sea Shepherd Australia and then followed up by Shark Files Queensland, has revealed the staggering impact that the Queensland Shark Control Program has had on a large variety of marine life, including over 9,000 unborn pups.
Catch-data dating back to November 1962, reveals that over 84,800 marine animals have been ensnared in the program, including many, vulnerable, endangered and critically endangered species.
Read more: Documents reveal mass capture of over 84,800 marine animals in Queensland
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Pressure against the grindadráp builds from within the EU.
The international crew of the Dutch-registered Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, has been denied entry into the Faroe Islands by Danish authorities.
The conservation ship arrived at the port of Sund in the Faroe Islands yesterday at approximately 1200 local time. Upon docking, Danish Customs and Immigration officers boarded the ship, conducting a full search of the vessel and passport inspection of the crew.
Read more: Denmark Issues Suspicious Refusal Of Entry Notices To Sea Shepherd
Friday, 14 August 2015
Four Sea Shepherd volunteers have been deported from the Faroe Islands under the cover of darkness in the early hours of this morning.
At approximately 0330 Faroese time today, Sea Shepherd Land Team Leader, Rosie Kunneke of South Africa, and fellow Sea Shepherd volunteers Christophe Bondue of Belgium, Marianna Baldo of Italy and Kevin Schiltz of Luxembourg, were bundled onto a ferry at Tórshavn, bound for Hirchalls, Denmark, escorted by three police officers in civilian clothing.
Exactly one week ago, the four volunteers were found guilty of breaking the Faroe Islands’ Pilot Whaling Act and public disturbance for the ‘crime’ of interfering in the July 23 slaughter of over 250 pilot whales on the killing beaches of Bøur and Tórshavn.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Volunteers Baited Into Police Station For Early Deportation From The Faroe Islands
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Faroe Islands Tourism Industry Directly Linked To Slaughter Of Another 61 Pilot Whales As E.U. and U.S. Nationals Are Arrested.
Yesterday, Sea Shepherd crews fiercely defended a pod of pilot whales targeted for slaughter in the Faroe Islands’ infamous drive hunt, known as the grindadráp.
A Sea Shepherd small boat, which had been patrolling the area at the time the hunt began, arrived on the scene as the pod of whales was being driven to the Sandavágurkilling beach on the island of Vágar.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Fiercely Defends Against Violent Attack On Pod Of Pilot Whales
Monday, 10 August 2015
International Outcry Against Pilot Whale Slaughter Continues as Major German Cruise Liner Companies Cancel Faroe Islands Stops.
In a devastating blow to the tourism industry, two major German cruise-liner companies, AIDA and Hapag-Lloyd, have announced that they have cancelled tours to the Faroe Islands. The cancellations are a response to the continued drive hunt and slaughter of pilot whales in the island archipelago, known as the grindadráp.
The announcements come in the wake last week’s convictions of Netherlands-based charity, Sea Shepherd Global, and five Sea Shepherd volunteers, who were accused of interfering in the slaughter of over 250 pilot whales on the killing beaches of Bøur and Tórshavn on July 23.
Read more: Faroes Tourism Takes a Hit as Cruise Lines Cancel Faroe Islands Stops
Saturday, 08 August 2015
Yesterday, Netherlands-based marine conservation charity, Sea Shepherd Global, and five Sea Shepherd volunteer crewmembers were found guilty in a Danish court of breaking the Faroe Islands Pilot Whaling Act. All parties also face a subsequent conviction of public disturbance.
The volunteers were facing charges relating to the “crime” of interfering in the slaughter of over 250 pilot whales on the killing beaches of Bøur and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands on July 23. During the trial, which took place earlier this week, the prosecution also implicated Sea Shepherd Global in the “offence.”
Read more: Sea Shepherd Found Guilty By Danish Court Of Defending Pilot Whales