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150 long-finned pilot whales rounded up and killed in sixth hunt of the season in Faroe Island

And possibly 20-40 white-sided dolphins have been brutally and cruelly slaughtered today at the killing bay at Sandágerði just South of the capital Tórshavn.

Approximately 500 cetaceans have now been killed in these islands since the beginning of 2019.

The marine mammals, protected by European legislation, are slaughtered as part of the annual hunting season on the Faroe Islands.

The photograph shows the sea turning red as locals use traditional methods – killing the whales by hand using special tools – to cut them open in the water.

Every summer, some 800 pilot whales, as well as dolphins, are killed for their meat across the Faroe Islands, a Danish archipelago located hundreds of miles off the Scottish coast between Norway and Iceland.

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