Danish Faroese Court finds "herding or driving" marine animals illegal on November 25th, 2016! The court ruled that this causes "unnecessary suffering" and is "against the animal welfare laws of the Faroe Islands".
What caused this ruling?
On September 17, 2014, Captain Jessie Treverton and two other Sea Shepherd crew members attempted to save a pod of over 200 protected Atlantic white-sided dolphins by driving them out to sea and to safety, away from the Faroese cetacean drive boats and the brutal shoreline slaughter at one of the Faroe Islands' 23 “approved killing beaches”. The three women were intervened by the Danish armed forces and arrested.
Ironically, this has set a precedent. We will see, going forward, if this “law” also applies to the people involved in the Grind…
Our thanks go to these three brave women who have helped define Faroese law!