clive standen whaling
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes, Science
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Photo: Sea Shepherd

In a new PSA for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Clive Standen – star of the History Channel’s epic series “Vikings” – urges an end to the horrific annual whale slaughter in the Danish Faroe Islands.

“I may play a merciless Viking on TV but there’s no place for such barbaric behavior in the 21st Century,” says Standen. “Join me in making whaling ancient history once and for all.”

Know as “the Grind,” these hunts annually claim the lives of over 1,000 long-finned endangered Pilot Whales – violently killed by hand by men with knives.

“The ‘Grind’ may have begun centuries ago, but humanity should have evolved over the last 400+ years,” said Sea Shepherd USA Director, Susan Hartland. “Barbaric ritual hunts of whales have no place in a so-called civilized society. Today, these animals are under countless human-induced stressors — pollution, loss of habitat, by-catch, whaling and more. We can’t keep taking them in such numbers and not expect negative consequences. We can’t keep mindlessly killing like primeval barbarians without thinking about what sort of legacy we are leaving for future generations,” she added.

To learn more about the hunt – and how you can help the Sea Shepherd pressure Denmark to stop this needless blood sport – jump here for more information.

Check out Standen’s video below.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Hiroyuki Masanobu

    Someone tell this guy to get a haircut and a job.

    • Melanie Stewart

      Perhaps someone should tell you to get a heart?

    • Anchovy Rancher

      He has a job and makes allot more money than you do. As for a haircut: “Why don’t you lose the silly headband/thing?” Touche’, Mon Ami.

    • Penny Scioneaux

      GET A LIFE DUDE!!!STOP BEING SO EVIL!!!

      • Hiroyuki Masanobu

        Ok, I’ll do that. But only if you press the “Caps Lock” button on your keyboard. Deal?

  • Penny Scioneaux

    DISGUSTING!!! STOP ANIMAL ABUSE!!!SOMEONE SHOULD TELL HIROYUKI TO SHUT UP!!!!SHOULD BE ASHAMED TO DO SUCH CRUEL THINGS TO AN ANIMAL!!!OUTRAGEOUS!!!

    • Hiroyuki Masanobu

      Someone should tell Penny to hit the “Caps Lock” button on her keyboard.

  • Penny Scioneaux

    AND WHAT A CUTIE PIE YOU ARE CLIVE!!! THANK YOU FOR BEING A REAL MAN!!!!

  • romika3

    Funny how it works, Clive plays a pretend viking for the camera and now he is a know it all on the topic of whaling. Clive wouldn’t last a day in the North Atlantic……let alone in the high Arctic….he is no viking