In keeping with the annual, ‘barbaric’ tradition of killing dolphins, nearly 1500 of these mammals were killed in Faroe Island in Denmark. The images and videos from the event held over the weekend depicted water and shoreline becoming red with the blood of dead dolphins. The hunt has sparked outrage and drawn sharp reaction from animal rights activists
The hunt is called Grindadrap. Dolphins are herded by motorboats towards the shore. They are then killed by the whalers on the shores using harpoons and even power drills. Grindadrap is considered to be an example of traditional ‘aboriginal whaling’
As per local media reports, 1428 dolphins were killed during the hunt over the weekend. Tweets showing horrific photos and videos of the hunt did round.
— peter baldwin (@petethepunk) September 13, 2021
Last night 1428 white side dolphins were slaughtered on the Faroe Islands what utter cruel barbaric bastards (photo courtesy of @seashepherd_uk ) @ZacGoldsmith @peterjameshall_ @whalesorg pic.twitter.com/K442OCxaQO
— dominic dyer (@domdyer70) September 13, 2021
Animal rights activists are up in arms over the practice. Blue Planet Society urged Danish authorities as well as the EU to stop the annual hunt
An estimated ONE THOUSAND white-sided dolphins cruelly slaughtered in the Faroe Islands last night.
Read more here https://t.co/yc2Gkx3am3
📷 Palli Asbjornsson Justesen pic.twitter.com/J7UvTVY2bi
— Blue Planet Society (@Seasaver) September 13, 2021