In the Faroe Islands, more than 1,400 Atlantic white-sided dolphins have been killed during traditional hunting. It is reported by BBC… Hunters on speedboats and jet skis drove the animals into shallow water and killed them with knives. The carcasses were dragged ashore and distributed to local residents.
The Faroe Islands have had a tradition of grindadrapa, a cetacean hunt for hundreds of years, in which members of local communities can participate. The inhabitants of the archipelago consider the meat of whales and dolphins to be an important part of their diet, and hunting them is part of the culture.
Sea Shepherd, which has advocated its ban since the 1980s, notedthat the current hunt was illegal. Its scale and brutality of killing – wounded dolphins, washed ashore, slowly and painfully died – shocked even many local residents and drew criticism from hunters. Thus, according to a survey conducted among the population by the Faroese media, 50 percent of respondents answered that the cruel hunt must be stopped.
The Sea Shepherd admits that the September 12 hunt was the largest cetacean kill ever recorded in the world.