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Faroese whalers have struck again, this time killing 30 pilot whales

For the ninth time this year, 25-30 pilot whales have been slaughtered in the Danish Faroe Islands.

The ordeal began yesterday at around 10 pm when a pod of 25-30 pilot whales was reported to local authorities off Leynar, on the western coast of the island of Streymoy in the municipality of Kvívíkar.

The waters in the North Atlantic island turn red every year as part of a tradition called the Grindadráp by Danish residents.

The throats of the animals are sliced open and their bodies are left on the coast where blood trickles into the water.

The Faroese authorities have long maintained these events are not cruel and are carried out in accordance with international law as well as being sustainable and regulated.

The Faroe Islands are located in the North Atlantic between Norway and Iceland and are made up of 18 tiny islands

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