Sea turns red with blood in Faroe Islands as dozens of whales and dolphins are slaughtered

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The annual butchering of whales and dolphins is well underway in the Faroe Islands, as disgusted animal lovers slam the bloodbath as “sad and barbaric”.

The NGO Sea Shepherd said that it was a “Return of the Bloody Fjords” as 252 long-finned pilot whales and 35 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were slaughtered on just one day, sending crimson-tinted waves onto the shore of Sandvik.

The group added that meat from the whales would be distributed to participants in the hunt and then given to villages on the southern island of Suðuroy, with recipients free to sell their share of the meat.