A cruise line company has issued an apology to passengers onboard one of it’s vessels after a brutal pilot whale hunt took place whilst the ship moored in the Faroe Islands.
Those aboard the ship, Ambition, were left distressed as blooded filled the waters around the port of Torshavn.
‘We were incredibly disappointed this hunt occurred at the time that our ship was in port,’ said an Ambassador spokesperson.
Pilot whales live in tight-knit social groups and many are killed in front of their family members. Once driven to the shore by a fleet of local boats, blunt-ended metal hooks inserted into their blowholes are used to drag the whales up the beach or in the shallows, where they are killed with a spinal lance.
The meat from the whales is distributed despite local health experts warning the country’s population not to eat it because it is toxic.