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More Grinds in the Faroe Islands

More Grinds in the Faroe Islands

WDC is saddened to report that two recent pilot whale ‘grinds’ have occurred on August 8 in Sandavagur on the western island of Vagar and August 11 in Leynar on the island of Streymor. The last hunt that took place in Sandavagur occurred in mid-September 2012 where 21 pilot whales were killed. Reports indicate that at least…

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Hundreds more whales killed in the Faroes

Up to 300 pilot whales have been slaughtered in the second whale hunt of the season in the Faroes, which took place on July 30 in Fuglafjørður on the northern Island of Esturoy. The last hunt that took place in this area was at the end of November 2012 when 45 pilot whales were killed.…

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21 Pilot Whales Killed In Latest Faroes Hunt

WDCS is saddened to report that in Sandavagur, on Vagar Island the latest drive hunt grind took place with 21 pilot whales killed. This brings the total for the season to over 600 whales. This hunt follows 70 pilot whales killed in Hvalba, and at least 196 pilot whales killed on August 8th in Vagur…

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