The sea turns red with blood as a group of 200 whales and 40 dolphins are slaughtered for their meat in the remote Faroe Islands
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- Test whales were hunted and slaughtered in Tórshavn, the capital of the Streymoy island in the Faroe Islands
- Fishermen on boats drove the whales to the shore before roaming around with specialized hunting spears
- Volunteers helped the fisherman ashore the dead whales while many spectators gathered in front of the sea
- No fewer than 200 whales and 40 dolphins were believed to have been slaughtered in the & # 39; brutal & # 39; and & # 39; cruel & # 39; hunt
Villagers on a remote island in the Atlantic changed the sea red with blood as they slaughtered nearly 250 whales and dolphins as the animals headed north for the summer.
The pod with between 150 and 200 whales could be seen as a lance for horrific specialized hunting spears, causing the water to turn red and blood to fly through the air as the animals were pulled ashore.
Fishermen on boats drove the yachts to the coast while hunting today in the town of Torshavn, the capital of the island of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands.
The slaughter was described as & # 39; brutal & # 39; and & # 39; cruel & # 39; by the Blue Planet Society campaign pressure group.
Island volunteers helped the fisherman board the kills they killed while spectators gathered in front of the red-spotted sea to watch the hunt.
A group of between 20 and 40 white dolphins is also believed to have been one of the slaughtered animals.
Fishermen and volunteers attracted the whales they had killed during a hunt to drag them ashore, just as blood made the sea in Torshavn, the Faroe Islands, red
Villagers gathered in front of the sea, colored red by the massacre, during the goyage hunt where about 800 whales and dolphins were killed for their meat over the Faroe Islands for a year
The whales were killed with the help of a specialized & # 39; spinal lance & # 39; inserted through the animal's neck to break the spinal cord and then pulled ashore using hooks embedded in the meat
When local fishermen, as they migrated, saw a whale path along the banks of the Danish Faroe Islands, a convoy of boats drove the whales to recognized fjords to harvest the catch.
Ordinary whaling is subject to Faroe Islands legislation, which sets the framework for fishing and killing methods and permitted equipment.
Every summer around 800 whales and dolphins are killed for their meat over the Faroe Islands, a Danish archipelago hundreds of miles from the Scottish coast between Norway and Iceland.
Blue Planet Society, which is also campaigning to stop whale killing in Japan, has launched a petition to stop whaling worldwide.
A group spokesperson called for action by the EU and claimed that 500 whales and dolphins have been killed since the beginning of this year.
The activists wrote on Facebook: & # 39; 150-200 whales and 20-40 white-sided dolphins today were brutally and brutally slaughtered in the Faroe Islands.
& # 39; Since the beginning of 2019, around 500 cetaceans have been killed & # 39; for food & # 39; on these islands.
& # 39; The Faroe Islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark (an EU country). Both dolphins and white dolphins are protected in the EU. & # 39;
Volunteers helped the fishermen to drag the dead whales ashore on the Danish territory of the Faroe Islands while they were hunted during their migration
No fewer than 200 whales and 40 dolphins were killed during the massacre today in Tórshavn, in the Faroe Islands
Fishermen on boats brought the group of friends to the coast during a yacht and slaughtered them with spears
Whales ride on the Faroe Islands date from the late 16th century and involve residents of heathland pods of whales in shallow waters.
They are then killed using a & # 39; spinal lance & # 39; which is inserted through the animal's neck to break the spinal cord.
The locals, who eat meat and blubber as well as other body parts, perform slaughter in the open air and the process can seem graphic and brutal to outsiders.
The local government says that hunting is not only sustainable, but ensures that the 18 islands, which have limited options for agriculture, are as self-sufficient as possible.
Each whale delivers hundreds of kilos of meat and blubber, food that would otherwise have to be imported from abroad to the islands, on behalf of the local population and the environment.
It is estimated that the pilot population in the eastern North Atlantic is around 778,000 individuals, with around 100,000 around the Faroe Islands.
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