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|Title:||The Faroes grindradráp or pilot whale hunt: the importance of its "traditional" status in debates with conservationists|
|Other Titles:||The Faroes grindradrap or pilot whale hunt: the importance of its "traditional" status in debates with conservationists|
|Citation:||Australian Archaeology, 2008; 67:53-60|
|Publisher:||Australian Archaeological Association Inc.|
|Bulbeck Chilla and Bowdler Sandra|
|Abstract:||The intense debates between whale-hunting and whaleprotecting nations (such as Japan and Iceland versus Australia and the USA) reveal the difficulties of communication between those who derive a livelihood from the products of the environment and those who wish to preserve it, but who do not always live in the same locale. This is demonstrated with a review of some Australian instances of relations between those in the conservation movement and 'locals' on the ground, including Indigenous Australians. In relation to whaling, in particular the pilot whale drive in the Faroe islands, after opposing it fervently in the early 1980s, Greenpeace has withdrawn its opposition. In particular, Greenpeace was persuaded by claims that pilot whale hunting (grindadrap) was a 'traditional' activity. The archaeological evidence for whale hunting and eating whale meat in the Faroes and other Norse settlements is discussed, followed by an analysis of the resolution of the disagreement between GreenpeBce and the Faroes government.|
|Appears in Collections:||Gender Studies and Social Analysis publications|
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