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Faroe Islanders slaughter Bottlenose Dolphins

Recently, about hundred bottlenose dolphins were slaughtered in the Faroe Islands, marking the biggest hunt of this species to take place in 124 years.

  • It is a tradition that dates back around 1,200 years. The latest hunt occurred during Ólavsøka, a summer festival that takes place every year on July 29.
  • The Faroe Islands are located in the North Atlantic Ocean at 62º latitude North and 7º longitude West. It is part of the Kingdom of Denmark.