The change from indifference to an active stance in favour of pilot whale hunting

As a child in the 60’ties we had whale meat (grind) and blubber occasionally, but not often, since no one in the household participated in the whale hunting and slaughter. So probably during my whole childhood we kept within the recommendations from the health authorities that came after the studies of whole Faroese cohorts showing that mercury had a negative impact on the performance of the children. When I attended gymnasium (higher secondary) I usually had a hot meal at the school at lunch time, and here I got grind and blubber regularly, typically once a week. I didn’t question that, but I have later realised that the reason for […]