On the evening of May 8, 10-11 Atlantic White Sided dolphins were brutally killed near Hvalvik en the Faroe Islands, a Danish protectorate.
The hunt, known locally as the grindadrap, draws large crowds. Many locals enter the water to help bring the terrified dolphins to the sand.
Metal hooks are driven into the stranded mammals’ blowholes before their spines are cut.
Every year, up to 1,000 migrating pilot whales and other dolphins are hunted and killed in the Faroe Islands in a practice known as the ‘grindadráp’ or ‘grind.’
This cruel practice continues with the support of the Danish government, in conflict with Denmark’s international legal obligations.