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Whale hunt in Faroe Islands turns sea red with blood

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  1. Zeph

    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."