The Sea Turned Red: Islanders’ Brutal Slaughter Of 250 Stranded Whales

Their bodies lie beached on the dark shore, large slash marks penetrate the neck and sides of the whale as the blood mixes with the cold water. Known as the grindadráp, the brutal slaughtering of pilots whales in the Danish owned Faroe Islands took place yesterday. As many as 250 whales were reportedly massacred on two beaches in Bøur and Tórshavn as locals used harpoons and knifes to hack the all of the pilot whales to death. The horrific scenes were filmed by activists from Sea Shepherd, a non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organisation. As the innocent whales are forced to swim towards the beaches, the locals begin to run down from the jetty towards the sea. Realising they are unable to escape, the whales slow down as the fishermen in their power boats and dinghies begin to close in on the large school of whales.

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