Actor Ross McCall, star of acclaimed television series, “24: Live Another Day,” “White Collar,” and “Band of Brothers,” arrived in the Faroe Islands last night to join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s pilot whale defense campaign, Operation GrindStop 2014.
McCall was greeted at Vágar Airport by Sea Shepherd volunteers who are thrilled to have the Scottish actor join the campaign, helping to shine an international spotlight on the brutal mass slaughter of pilot whales and other cetaceans, known as “grindadrap” or the “grind.”
Though he must return to his busy schedule of filming on Thursday, McCall will make the most of his brief visit to the Faroe Islands — including joining the Sea Shepherd crew to patrol land and sea for pilot whales and any sight of a possible grind, and visiting a Faroese school to speak to local teenagers about the importance of protecting our ocean ecosystems and the wildlife within them. Earlier today, he patrolled on Sea Shepherd’s fast scout vessel, the Brigitte Bardot, and engaged in a healthy debate with the Chairman of the local Whaler’s Association.
McCall lives in America but was born in Port Glasgow, Scotland. He returned home to Glasgow this past weekend to play in the Celtic Football Club’s Maestrio Charity Football Match, a dream come true for the long-time football fan.
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