The Pamela Anderson Foundation
Dear Prime Minister Rasmussen,
Last year I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful and enchanting Faroe Islands. It is a place out of a fairy tale with lovely green mountains, sparkling clean streams with crystal clear waterfalls, sometimes held in the ephemeral embrace of a low-flowing clouds. The houses are inviting and the people are friendly.
But like many fairy tales, behind the beauty and the serenity there lurks a dark shadow that lies behind the smiles.
I am of course referring to the Grind.
Mr. Prime Minister, I cannot see any justification for this horrific slaughter, this infliction of such agonizing cruelty and the transformation of such beautiful, intelligent and sociable animals like Pilot whales and Dolphins.
There is no necessity for the meat of these gentle creatures. The Faroese are a wealthy community of islands. There can be no justification for the great nation of Denmark to send warships to these islands to defend the whale killers from non-violent opposition to the killing.
Eating the whale meat even puts the citizens themselves in danger and this is an egregious offense when such toxic food is fed to children who have not been given any choice of what they must consume.
As we evolve into the 21st Century, humanity must put away traditions based on cruelty and death. This Grind is archaic, barbaric and a disgrace not only to Denmark but to all of humanity.
I would like to respectfully request that Denmark refrain from providing support to the Faroese both in subsidies and with military assistance.
The killing of whales is illegal under the laws of the European Union and thus illegal under the laws of Denmark so the question must be asked, why is the Danish Navy at a huge cost to Danish tax-payers protecting the slaughter of whales in the Faroe Islands.
Thank-you for your time,