There was a great turnout yesterday for the protest outside the Danish Embassy in London against the killing of Pilot Whales and dolphins in the Faroe Islands in drive hunts known as ‘Grinds’. Most of the passers-by had never heard of these extremely barbaric drive hunts and many took leaflets with them. A policeman was even overheard explaining to a member of the public what the purpose of the protest was and it was great to see that our message was clear and effective.
Dominic Dyer from the Born Free Foundation gave an incredibly moving yet inspirational speech and everyone who attended made a huge effort with placards, wreaths and displays which really engaged the public.
Sea Shepherd volunteers are currently working hard in the Faroe Islands, spotting pods of dolphins off the coast and driving them back out to sea and out of the cruel reaches of the hunters.
For more information about the killing of dolphins in the Faroe Islands, please go to www.seashepherd.org.
Image: Anneka Tanaka