The tradition of whaling and dolphins is a long-standing tradition in the Faroe Islands. Autonomous Region of Denmark And it is a tradition that has always been criticized for its cruelty as well. More than 1,400 whales and dolphins were reported to have been killed this year, and it is believed to be the largest number ever recorded.
This year’s Grindadrap tradition took place on Sunday, Sept. 12, when marine biologist Bjarni Mikkelsen reported the deaths of 1,400 whales and dolphins, possibly the most ever recorded. Compared to previous peaks of 1,200 in 1940 and 900 in 1879, this year’s slaughter figures were so shocking that even some locals were. And it has been heavily criticized, especially those directly involved in hunting.