Saturday, April 24, 2010

Faroe Islands, COLD WAVES, but beautiful.

I love the color of this house. It is what compelled me to write about the Faroe Islands.

In 2007 National Geographic named the Faroe Islands the most appealing destination in the world. Here is a little info from the magazine's review of the island:

"Superb glaciated landscape with incredibly steep slopes. Only a small amount of flat land. A unified local community, resolutely Faroese not Danish, with its own language. It has a unique architectural heritage, right down to the grass roofs, quite rightly preserved and cherished. Tourists are adventurous and wellinformed."

It is important to note that this island and it's cultural practice of killing pilot whales has caused them international media backlash. They argue that they use all the meat from the kill. Unfortunately their own health is at risk with alarming rates of death from mercury poisoning and babies being born with mental retardation. This is, in my opinion, a very touchy subject but one that must be addressed.

Sign the petition below & watch the pbs special.

PETITION: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/end-whale-dolphin-slaughter-in-the-faroe-islands

PBS SPECIAL: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/faroe605/video_index.html

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