STOP THE GRIND.
The world has watched in horror as the Faroe Islands government continues to allow thousands of pilot whales and dolphins to be massacred brutally and senselessly in the Grindadráp hunts. Now is the time for change. We are calling on the Faroe Islands' government to do the right thing and ban this outdated and cruel practice. Stand with us and be part of the global movement.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
We are a global coalition of organisations and individuals working together towards a simple mission: To end the inhumane and unnecessary killing of cetaceans (dolphins and whales) in the Faroe Islands.
If you feel passionately about this issue and want to do something about it, please join our campaign to #STOPTHEGRIND.
Every voice counts!
WHAT IS THE GRIND?
Every year in the Faroe Islands, an archipelago which is a protectorate of the kingdom of Denmark situated just 230 miles north-west of mainland Scotland - around 850 small cetaceans, primarily long finned pilot whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphins are massacred in drive hunts called ‘grindadráp’ (Faroese for the killing of pilot whales).
The grindadráp (or ‘grind’ as the hunts are commonly called) has no season, so hunts can happen at any time of the year at any one of the 26 designated killing bays around the Islands. The grind has no hunting quota and therefore no limits, with the grind foremen of each district almost always authorising a hunt when a pod is spotted near the coastline - unless the weather or sea conditions are too hazardous for their powerboats and jet skis.
TOTAL GRIND KILLINGS IN 2021 TO DATE
28th April at Hvannasund - 10 long finned pilot whales
29th May in Torshavn - 22 long finned pilot whales
26th June at Leynar - 52 long finned pilot whales
27th June at Hvannasund - 123 long finned pilot whales
7th July at Sandavagur - 77 long finned pilot whales
8th July at Hvalba - 136 long finned pilot whales
1st August at Hvannasund - 38 long finned pilot whales
10th August at Skalabotnur - 24 long finned pilot whales
10th August at Klaksvik - 38 long finned pilot whales
16th August at Leynar - 38 long finned pilot whales
1st September at Leynar – 57 long finned pilot whales
12th September at Skalabotnur - 1428 Atlantic white sided dolphins
22nd September at Kollafjörður – 52 long finned pilot whales
Total: 667 long finned pilot whales and 1428 Atlantic white sided dolphins
THE LATEST FROM US
The latest news and updates on our campaign and that of our coalition member
FROM OUR BLOG
FROM OUR MEMBERS
Leo's Animal Planet: Save the Dolphins & Pilot whales in Faroe Islands: Stop the Grind
Chris Packham: COP 26 Question TIme
Dominic Dyer: Protest outside of the Danish Embassy