Sea Red with Blood: Horrifying Moment Dolphins Are Slaughtered by Laughing Fishermen in the Faroe Islands
ANIMAL RIGHTS - VEGETARIANISM, 1 Oct 2018
12 Sep 2018 – Around 800 long-finned pilot whales and white-sided dolphins are massacred by Faroese whalers annually.
Warning: Stomach-churning images show more than 100 dolphins and whales being slaughtered during a traditional hunt in the Faroe Islands today.
The water of the coast of Hvalvik was soaked as whalers took part in a massacre which dates back to the 13th Century.
Around 800 long-finned pilot whales and white-sided dolphins are killed in the hunts, known locally as grindadraps, every year.
New photos, taken by marine conservation group Sea Shepherd today, showed their limp bodies piled up on the shore.
The animals were seen with gaping wounds in their heads where a huge wedge was removed while they were still alive.
Last week, shocking footage captured hundreds more being driven into a bay where villagers waited with hooks and lances.
The whole ordeal, which turned the bay in Sandavagur red with blood, lasted around an hour-and-a-half.
Children as young as five were snapped lending a hand, using hooked ropes to pull in the highly intelligent marine mammals.
The practice has caused widespread disgust, with many campaigners claiming it should no longer be necessary in the 21st century.
But the Faroese government has since defended the ancient custom, saying it is a natural custom of Faroese life.
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