When the Sea Shepherd hit the Faeroe Islands later this summer, it will be with a much greater splash than last year’s “exploratory mission”.
Summer 2010 in the Danish Protectorate was something of an information gathering affair, with the org chartering the Gulfo Azzurro to conduct surveillance of the Faeroe Islands and its annual pilot whale hunt. As announced late last year, SSCS will be returning this summer to deploy “a curtain of sound between the whales and their killers on the islands.” They also intend to full document the campaign – though it’s unclear at this time if that footage will end up in something like Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars”.
“We will have crew on the beaches, on the water, under the water, and in the air,” said Captain Watson in a statement. “It is time to blow this horror show out of the water once and for all. The killing is a violation of the Berne Convention and Denmark needs to be brought to task. If the Faeroese are going to enjoy the benefits of the European Union, they need to abide by the laws of the European Union.”
Watson also recently revealed on Facebook that two of the Sea Shepherd’s most celebrated vessels, the Steve Irwin and the Gojira, will make up the fleet stationed in the Faeroes.
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