Life in the Faroe Islands is not always easy for foreign people. We are forced to sit with our mouths taped shut, forced to take abuse and forced to accept it because “it is just the Faroese way”.
Many accuse the Faroese of being sick barbaric psychopaths for killing the whales. But the Faroese believe that their practice is perfectly environmentally sound and that it is the world out there, which has gone mad. In their opinion the world needs to learn from the Faroese much more than the other way round.
When seeing this now. It is strange to me, that this ever was something that was a part of the culture I grew up in. Yes, I grew up on the Faroe Islands, probably the only place where almost everyone is still eating whale meat, and yes it was a good source of proteins and nutrients, and it was very tasty.
Once again I’ve been named an “advocate” of the pilot whaling. I have never said that I supported pilot whaling unconditionally. On the contrary. I myself have advocated – mostly in articles written in Faroese to the Faroese public – for stopping the killing, IF it is not possible to continue this tradition on a sustainable and non-commercial basis.
Some people outside the Faroes think that Faroese people are senseless primitive murderous inbred drunken brutal beasts who once a year kill thousands of intelligent dolphins for fun as a ‘coming of age ritual’ just to leave most of the whales to rot on the beach and feeding the rest of the poisonous meat to their innocent children.