WEB DESK: The annual hunt in Denmark known as the ‘Grindarap’ allows citizens to slaughter whales in the Faroes Islands. Although the slaughtering of whales is illegal in Denmark, the sea color turned red with the blood of pilot whales butchered by locals of the area.
The pictures of the horrific incident was shared by anti-whaling activists. Some actvists were taken into custody by the authorities for disrupting the annual hunt.
Up to 250 pilot whales have been killed as part of an annual hunt in the Faroe Islands, prompting calls from anti-whaling activists for the barbaric practice to be stopped. Pilot whales, which are a type of marine mammal with large foreheads, swim near the Faroe Archipelago in the North Sea from June to October every year.
Sea Shepherd Group shared the barbaric images of the event with an international newspaper. Once in the shallows, the whales were dragged onto the shore by locals and tied down, before being chopped up.
The yearly Grindadráp hunt takes place on two beaches in the Danish-owned Faroe Islands, Bøur and Tórshavn.
Whaling in the Faroes has been practised for hundreds of years and is regulated by the Faroese authorities. Around 800 pilot whales and some dolphins are killed each year.
Source: The Telegraph