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Whales in the Faroes – new opportunities

A statement by a coalition of organisations including EIA has been published in the Faroese media. It notes the shocking slaughter of about 1,100 whales and dolphins in the Faroe Islands in the last month. Whilst the statement also recognises the historical importance of the pilot whale to the Islanders, it calls on them to […]

Faroe Islands whale killings: now dolphins join slaughter

. Following our news alerts last week concerning the brutal killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands, we are shocked to learn through Faroese media today (August 13, 2013) that a further 136 pilot whales have been killed in Husavik, Sandoy Island. And we understand that another group of pilot whales being targeted by […]

NGO coalition urges Faroe Islands PM to end whaling

In response to the shocking slaughter of 267 pilot whales in Fuglafjørður, Faroe Islands, on July 30, following a kill of 125 the week before, a coalition of 13 international organisations including EIA have written to Faroe Islands Prime Minister Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen and Minister of Fisheries Jacob Vestergaard to register their extreme concern […]

New rules but same old cruelty in Faroe Islands whaling

. No sooner was it announced that the Government of the Faroe Islands will implement new legislation on May 1, 2015 requiring the certification of anyone wishing to participate in the killing of pilot whales, than we learnt of the horrific slaughter of 267 pilot whales in Fuglafjørður on July 30. This mass butchery followed […]

Faroe Islands PM urged to end the slaughter of pilot whales

The Environmental Investigation Agency and eight other NGOs have written to the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, Kaj Leo Johannesen, to express their deep concerns about the high number of pilot whales killed there so far this year. In the year to August 24, 590 long-finned pilot whales have been killed on the Islands, […]