Samuel Rostøl – The Grind: Whaling in the Faroe Islands
Earlier this year Norwegian-born Samuel Rostøl decided to leave mainstream employment as a nurse so that he could focus all of his available time on supporting animal activism. Soon thereafter, Samuel was invited to join Sea Shepherd in the Faroe Islands as they documented the annual grindadráp or Pilot Whale hunts. His footage has shone an even brighter light on the islands and albeit he casts an imposing figure, Samuel’s approach to activism is far from that which most would assume. During this episode Samuel explains the Grind, the animosity, violence and threats to kill and also the silent support and the reasons behind the reluctance of locals wishing the Grind to halt.
On Sunday 12th September the Grind slaughtered 1,428 Atlantic White-sided Dolphins. Albeit this podcast is predominantly non-political I feel the need to include such activity to assist in creating a global responsibility for the betterment of the animals involved.
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