10 votes Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood Posted August 23, 2018 by Zeph Tags: denmark.faroe islands, whaling, fisheries, whales, grindadrap, biology.marine, journalism.photo, deaths.animal, short read https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45209587 Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Published Aug 16 2018 Word count 306 words 1 comment Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK Zeph (OP) August 23, 2018 Link The inhabitants consider whaling a community activity open to everyone, which they say is regulated by national laws and is conducted in a way to cause as little suffering to the whales as possible. The Faroese say the whaling they carry out is sustainable, catching around 800 pilot whales a year, with around 100,000 whales around the Faroe Islands. But Mr Ward said he had been concerned over the methods of the whale killings. "The squealing from the whales was horrible. They were putting hooks on ropes in their blowholes to pull them in and then hacking at them with knives. "They didn't die in a very humane way."