The Faroe Islands (/ˈfɛəroʊ/; Faroese:Føroyar pronounced[ˈfœɹjaɹ]; Danish:Færøerne, pronounced[ˈfæɐ̯øːˀɐnə]) are an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland, 320 kilometres (200mi) north-northwest of Great Britain. The area is approximately 1,400km2 (540 sq mi) with a 2015 population of 48,700. The islands are an autonomous country within the Danish kingdom.
More than 1,400 dolphins have been killed by hunters in Denmark's FaroeIslands in one day, drawing worldwide condemnation over what was said to be a traditional whale hunting ... The event has in recent years sparked a massive backlash on social media worldwide, including calls to boycott Faroe Island exports, such as salmon.
Copenhagen, Sept 16 (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 17th Sep, 2021 ) .The FaroeIslands, an autonomous territory of Denmark, said Thursday it would take another look at the practice of dolphin-hunting after the slaughter of more than 1,400 of the mammals earlier this week sparked an outcry.
COPENHAGEN — Hundreds of dolphins have been driven into a fjord and killed on the FaroeIslands, according to media reports and environmentalists ... The current head of the association feared for the reputation of the Faroe Islands ... The organization spoke of the largest group of marine mammals ever killed in a single action on the Faroe Islands.
The slaughter of more than a thousand dolphins as part of a traditional hunt in the FaroeIslands has sparked outrage from animal rights campaigners ... “Yesterday the Faroe Islands slaughtered the biggest super pod ever recorded in Faroese history in one go,” the group wrote on Facebook.
“This latest dolphin massacre was so brutal and badly mishandled that it is no surprise the hunt is being criticised in the Faroese media and even by many outspoken pro-whalers and politicians in the FaroeIslands,” commented the eco-activists ... According to Sea Shepherd many Faroe ...
The government of the FaroeIslands, an autonomous Danish territory, faces an outcry over the culling of more than 1,400 white-sided dolphins in a day in what was said to be the single biggest hunt in the northern archipelago ... An estimated ONE THOUSAND white-sided dolphins cruelly slaughtered in the Faroe Islands last night.
The slaughter of 1,428 dolphins in the FaroeIslands this week has turned even some of the most traditional islanders against the annual hunt in what has been described as a 'cruel and unnecessary' slaughter ...Islanders usually kill up to 1,000 sea mammals a year, with pilot whales being the main target according to data kept by the Faroe Islands.
Almost 1,500 dolphins were killed during an annual hunt in the FaroeIslands, a marine conservation charity has said ... Boats can be seen forming a barrier to stop the creatures from swimming away.According to the charity, the hunt took place in the Faroe Islands, an archipelago between Iceland and the UK, on Sunday.