The tourist board of the Faroe Islands blocked me from accessing its Twitter page "Visit Faroe Islands" (@VisitFaroe) a couple of years ago after I pointed out that the cruise industry still sails its ships there despite the cruel tradition of slaughtering hundreds of pilot whales a year. I’m still blocked today by
Faroe Island’s Bloody Fjords
Today, the German newspaper Deutsche Welle published an article Faroe Islands: Cruise Boycott Hits Tourism.
The article explains that two German cruise lines, AIDA and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, “have agreed no longer to feature the Faroe Islands. The move comes in response to pressure from animal rights groups to boycott the country over the mass…
Cruise Lines Continue to Support Mass Murder of Whales in Faroe Islands
Yesterday, residents in the Faroe Islands brutally slaughtered a pod of 30-50 pilot whales in the Danish island’s annual gruesome, grindadráp (grind).
The Sea Shepherd organization, which is barred by Denmark from the Faroe Islands, wrote yesterday "the ordeal began this morning when locals spotted a pod of between 100-150 pilot whales passing by Svínoy. Several…
Cruise Industry Supports Mass Murder of Whales in Faroe Islands
A reader of Cruise Law News asked me last week what I thought of cruise lines sailing to Denmark’s Faroe Islands (sometimes called Faeroe Islands) where they slaughter pilot whales. I didn’t know anything about the issue, but I promised that I would look into it.
This weekend I read up on what I now…