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Hundreds Of Innocent Whales And Dolphins Are Slaughtered For Their Meat (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

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The images were taken by volunteers from conservation group Sea Shepherd Global posing as tourists on the Faroe islands. They were taken on nine separate hunts, which see residents driving herds of pilot whales into shallow waters. The whales are then killed using a ‘spinal lance’ that is inserted through the animal’s neck to break its spinal cord.

Hundreds of whales and dolphins killed in mass slaughter in Faroe Isles

Hundreds of whales and dolphins killed in mass slaughter in Faroe Isles

At least 198 Atlantic white-sided dolphins and 436 pilot whales were killed during the nine hunts, Sea Shepherd volunteers said.

The conservation group’s director Rob Read told Fox News that 18 volunteers took part from the UK and France to highlight ‘the continued barbaric killing of dolphins and pilot whales by the Faroese’. One volunteer, whose identity has not been revealed, described a hunt at the Faroese village of Hvannasund as an ‘eye-opening experience’.

Hundreds of whales and dolphins killed in mass slaughter in Faroe Isles

Hundreds of whales and dolphins killed in mass slaughter in Faroe Isles

Hundreds of whales and dolphins killed in mass slaughter in Faroe Isles

They said: ‘As the pilot whales were driven to the shoreline by the small boats the intensity of the thrashing bodies grew. ‘Hooks were sunk into the blowholes and the whales were dragged onto the shore in a sadistic game of “Tug of War”. ‘We witnessed whales seemingly bashing their heads against the stones in a frenzy.’

 

Hundreds of whales and dolphins killed in mass slaughter in Faroe Isles

Hundreds of whales and dolphins killed in mass slaughter in Faroe Isles

Hundreds of whales and dolphins killed in mass slaughter in Faroe Isles

Another said: ‘We recorded children attempting to remove the teeth of several whales with nothing more than a pocket knife as well as removing slices of what appeared to be a tumour on one whale’. Though the pictures were taken in the summer, they have only now emerged.

 

Hundreds of whales and dolphins killed in mass slaughter in Faroe Isles

The Faraoe Islands government criticised Sea Shepherd and said it will ‘go to any lengths’ to make the Faroese look like ‘sadistic psychopaths’. They added that whale meat and blubber of pilot whales have long been a part of the Faroes’ national diet.

 

Hundreds of whales and dolphins killed in mass slaughter in Faroe Isles

‘Each whale provides the communities with several hundred kilos of meat and blubber – meat that otherwise had to be imported from abroad.’

 

SOURCE: METRO

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