What happened is horrific... a massacre against rare dolphins!

2 August, 2022
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What happened is horrific... a massacre against rare dolphins!

Nearly 100 rare dolphins have been slaughtered in the Faroe Islands, marking the largest hunt for this species in 124 years.


The last time such a large number of highly intelligent bottlenose dolphins were killed was in the Faroe Islands in 1898, when 100 dolphins were butchered, according to Faroe Islands government statistics.


1200 year old tradition

The whaling season in the Faroe Islands begins in the summer months. This tradition dates back to about 1200 years ago, when people hunted dolphins and whales in times of famine. Many species of dolphins, including whales and beluga dolphins, are still killed every year for their blubber and meat.

The hunt was documented by the non-profit Sea Shepherd Campaign. Volunteers from the organization filmed the dolphins lying dead after their slaughter. 'Dreadful news'

The Blue Planet Ocean Conservation group said on Facebook the operation was "horrific news...we are deeply shocked that the Faroe Islands brutally slaughtered nearly 100 bottlenose dolphins on Friday".

She added that if "the UK, Denmark and the EU do not take any action to stop the completely irresponsible slaughter of this highly protected species now, then they are complicit in this ecocide".



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