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Pamela Anderson wants Faeroes to stop whale drive




COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A more than four century-old pilot whales drive in the Faeroe Islands is a "barbaric, psychotic frenzy" which should cease, actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson said Friday.

Anderson traveled to the semi-autonomous Danish archipelago between Scotland and Iceland to support a campaign by Seattle-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. It opposes the drives, which date from the late 16th century.

"We want to protect the whales, not fight the Faeroes," the former "Baywatch" star told a news conference. "We hope to convince people here to move on to something else."

The pilot whales are not an endangered species, but environmental activists claim the hunt is cruel. Sea Shepherd has spearheaded the opposition against the drive, known locally as grindadrab, since the 1980s.

Each year, islanders drive herds of pilot whales into shallow waters, where they are stabbed to death. A blow-hole hook - said to be harmless - is used to secure beached whales, and the spine and main artery leading to brain are severed with knives.

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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Kim August 01 2014 at 10:32 AM

Sorry salmo60, I and so many others disagree with you-she does have credibility as well as Pull-which is needed when advocating for a cause with so much controversy-

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weilunion Kim August 01 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hope she runs for president

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cabinsmoke weilunion August 01 2014 at 8:52 PM

We already have two big boobs in the WH.

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wodmann August 01 2014 at 10:55 AM

i don't care if she was in a porn video...i know her heart is in animal welfare....she's there and does the leg work....

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Greg Nugent wodmann August 01 2014 at 12:47 PM

I support the whale drive

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rjen164497 August 01 2014 at 5:54 PM

Why can't they harness the air rushing in one ear and out the other of this airhead?

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vstlvlvaccaro August 01 2014 at 6:35 PM

Daffy Duck has a higher IQ than this bimbo ...

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officeaid August 01 2014 at 7:30 PM

Her cause is just and correct....this hunt is barbaric and should be outlawed....

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db1219 August 01 2014 at 1:19 PM

To call Pamela Anderson an actress is an affront to all people who have ever acted in a play, on TV, in a club doing skits, in a movie or doing commercials. The ONLY reason she ever made it in "show business" is because of the "whales" she has for boobs.

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mclkarim August 01 2014 at 11:31 AM

Good luck on that one. If the Sea Shepherds can't get them to stop I doubt she will.

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Gary Marshall August 01 2014 at 7:49 PM

kill,kill, kill, thats what mankind does best to our mother planet!

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weilunion August 01 2014 at 8:11 PM

The only cause this media strumpet has is for her own self interests. That anybody would care what she thinks or does is testimony to the contaminated celebrity cutlure

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weilunion August 01 2014 at 8:16 PM

I do not know what Jesus would say but I do know if he saw Anderson naked he would have his pants hanging around his ankles, or his loin cloth.

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