Outcry over killing of almost 1,500 dolphins on Faroe Islands

Many Faroese horrified by way of what Sea Shepherd team claims was once biggest such bloodbath within the islands’ historical past

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Even the staunchest defenders of conventional whaling within the Faroe Islands have condemned the “merciless and useless” bloodbath on Sunday of a superpod of just about 1,500 dolphins, which have been pushed into shallow waters of the Skálabotnur seaside at the island of Eysturoy and left writhing for hours sooner than being killed.

The Sea Shepherd team, which has been campaigning to forestall the normal Faroese “Grind” hunt for the reason that 1980s, has claimed Sunday’s hunt was once “the biggest unmarried killing of dolphins or pilot whales within the islands’ historical past”, with extra animals perishing than in a whole season on the notorious “Cove” at Taiji, Japan.

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