Hundreds of Whales and Dolphins Slaughtered in Annual Faroe Islands Hunt – November 10, 2017

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Sea Shepherd Global has documented the grisly annual hunt and slaughter of pilot whales and dolphins in the Danish Faroe Islands.

As part of its ongoing Operation Bloody Fjords campaign, the ocean conservation group sent a crew of volunteers posing as tourists to six different Faroese towns covering 19 designated whaling bays with the aim of “[exposing] the continued barbaric killing of dolphins and pilot whales,” campaign leader and Sea Shepherd UK Director Robert Read said.

Over the course of ten weeks from this July to early September, the volunteers documented nine separate grindadráp events (what these yearly hunts are called in Faroese). According to the group, 198 Atlantic white-sided dolphins and 436 pilot whales were killed.

The Faroese whaling tradition, also known as a grind, has a recorded history since 1584. During a grind, island authorities allow a flotilla of boats to drive dolphins and whales into a shallow bay. The animals are then killed with a whaling knife that severs their spinal cord.

Read more at: ecowatch.com

 

 

Horrifying Massacre of Whales and Dolphins Turns the Sea Red, Sparks Global Outrage — June 23, 2017

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(ANTIMEDIA) Denmark — Each year in the summer months on a group of islands between Norway and Iceland, nearly 1,000 whales and dolphins are slaughtered in a tradition that turns the sea blood red. Now, images of the locals doing the deed are making their way onto social media, and outrage over the practice is…

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