The Faroe Islands (Denmark) were the scene this end of a massive hunt for white-flanked dolphins.
According to local media estimates, 1,428 animals were slaughtered in a fjord on Eysturoy Island.
The annual dolphin and whale hunt, a 1,200-year-old tradition known as ‘grindadráp’, was carried out by local whalers amidst a huge pod of this species of dolphins.
The environmental group Blue Planet Society has called the hunt a “massacre” and called on Denmark and the EU to take action to “save the protected dolphins from these completely irresponsible inhabitants of the Faroe Islands.”
One of the volunteers of the organization created a petition to stop the hunting of dolphins and small whales that has already reached more than 500,000 signatures.
According to the Blue Planet Society, this weekend was one of the largest dolphin hunts in history.