Posted by: The ocean update | June 7, 2015

Large Pod Of Pilot Whales Slaughtered In Brutal Grind In The Faroe Islands (Denmark)

Boucherie-FeroeJune 7th, 2015. Large Pod Of Pilot Whales Slaughtered In Brutal Grind In The Faroe Islands

This morning, at approximately 0840 local time, a large pod of pilot whales was slaughtered in the first grindadráp (grind) of the year, on the island of Vágar in the northwest of the Faroe Islands archipelago. 

While official kill figures are yet to be released, estimates from the grindmaster indicate that as many as 150 individual pilot whales were in the slaughtered pod, making this one of the bloodiest grinds in at least two years.

The ordeal commenced at approximately 0400 local time when the Faroese Fisheries Patrol vessel, Brimil, located the large pod south of the island of Vágar. Over the next four to five hours, as many as twenty-five hunting boats drove the pod, finally herding them on to the beach of Miðvágur where the grind eventually took place.

Grind-Eirstahella-Midvag

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