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Monday 3 August 2015

Anderson wants end to whale drive

Published 01/08/2014 | 14:44

Pamela Anderson has called for a whale drive in the Faeroe Islands to stop
Pamela Anderson has called for a whale drive in the Faeroe Islands to stop

Pamela Anderson has called for an end to a 400-year-old whale drive in the Faeroe Islands.

The Baywatch actress said the pilot whales drive in the semi-autonomous Danish archipelago between Scotland and Iceland is a "barbaric, psychotic frenzy."

Pammie travelled to the islands to support a campaign by Seattle-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society opposing the drives that date from the late 16th century

Each year, islanders drive herds of pilot whales into shallow waters, where they are stabbed to death.

The drives are regulated by legislation, and the meat and blubber are shared on a community basis.

Islanders kill up to 1,000 whales annually out of an estimated pilot whale population of 128,000 in the northeast Atlantic, according to data kept by the Faeroe Islands.

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