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Toilet humour?

on August 15, 2014

Apparently Sea Shepherd supporters and people connected with the organisation have been banned from using public toilets in the village of Sandur in the Faroe Islands.


Never lost for an appropriate turn of phrase, Captain Paul Watson had this to say on his Facebook page in response:

“Perhaps Sea Shepherd supporters should stage a “sit in” or “shit-in” to non-violently protest Faroese segregation. The police can bring in their plastic hand-cuffs to arrest unlawful cases of trespassing on a public toilet or unlawful dumping..

So be aware that if you visit the Faroe Islands you better be prepared to swear allegiance to the Grind. If you are a volunteer or even a supporter of Sea Shepherd you will have to piss on the street because the Mayor has ruled that compassionate people are simply not allowed to use the “public” facilities on Sandoy.

Meanwhile the Spitfire will soon be arriving from Scotland after a long open water crossing. The Brigitte Bardot is patrolling offshore. Land based volunteers are manning look-out (hopefully within reach of some bushes or rocks in the event of an emergency) and the offshore crew in the small fast boats are on standby waiting for the weather to improve. But bad weather is bad weather and it impacts the whalers also and the Sea Shepherd crews have already demonstrated that they can go where others fear to venture.

That may even include venturing into a segregated public toilet to take advantage of the facilities just to see what Mayor Sandoy will do. It would be an interesting social experiment.

The Judge: Why did you enter the facility?
Defendant: I had to go to the bathroom.
Judge: Did you not see the sign that said you could not enter said facility?
Defendant: Yes Sir, I did sir, but it was there or the street and I do consider myself a visitor and a member of the public.
Judge: You are hereby sentenced to 30 days for unlawful dumping. This is an egregious violation of the laws upholding discrimination against any and all who dare to demonstrate compassion for pilot whales. There will be no mercy from this court.
Defendant: But…..
Judge: Take him away, send in the next terrorist.

Seriously however despite the intend the sign says “not welcome” so it will not be illegal for the crew to relieve themselves. They are just unwelcome to do so.”

So Sea Shepherd supporters and people connected with the organisation are not welcome to spend a penny. But we are, presumably, still welcome to contribute to the Faroese economy by spending money in supermarkets, petrol stations etc

You just couldn’t make this stuff up. Some days the comedy just writes itself…



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