whale wars

whale wars

Beauty and Blood In The Faroes

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Faroe Whale Cull (2007): The Faroe Islands, remote and intriguing, look like something out of a Norse fairy tale. But there is one part of their picture-postcard culture that outsiders find positively shocking. For similar stories, see: Whale Wars (2006) https://youtu.be/mFjVbLPCwQ4 Greenland Goes Green (2007) https://youtu.be/4qkYmgxuW5A Kids Gone Wild (2016) https://youtu.be/j_2NIhXrjIQ Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/https://www.journeyman.tv/film/3767/faroe-whale-cull Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures The Faroe Islands, midway between Scotland and Iceland, were settled by Vikings a thousand years ago. Remote and intriguing, they look like something out of a Norse fairy tale. People live in log houses with turf rooves, speak an ancient Viking language and delight in dressing up in traditional costume and singing Norse ballads. But there is one part of their picture-postcard culture that outsiders find positively shocking. Every northern summer, Faroese herd pods of pilot whales to shore and butcher them with hooks and knives, before cutting up the meat to share with each family. It’s seen as a birth right and a celebration of Faroese culture. The islanders have steadfastly resisted international pressure to stop. Kate Sanderson moved to the Faroes from Australia 22 years ago and married a local. She tells tells us, “ You know what we say, save the whales – for dinner! Sanderson is the chief international negotiator on whaling and fishing. “Two generations of media hype and campaigning against whaling have really warped people’s view of what whaling today is all about,“ she says. “Those countries that continue to (hunt) whales today are all countries that have a very long tradition of eating whale.” ABC Australia - Ref. 3767 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.