100 Bottlenose Dolphins Killed in Faroe Islands
Monday, 01 Aug, 2022
The largest slaughter of bottlenose dolphins in Faroe Islands history took place on July 29th in Skálabotnur, the same bay where last September 1428 Atlantic white sided dolphins were killed after being driven 45km for over five hours by speed boats and jet-skis, the single largest cetacean hunt in documented human history.
Eight Sea Shepherd crew from Denmark, Norway, Northern Ireland, England, Austria, France, and the Faroe Islands (plus a media team from France) have photographed, filmed, and checked the count of bottlenose dolphins which originally was reported as 98 adults and one calf (which goes uncounted in the Faroes), and at least 1 fetus in a heavily pregnant female. On Sunday, our crew was contacted by a local who reported of an additional dolphin being left behind to simply rot in the harbor. This brings the official count to 100.
“This dolphin hunt, and indeed the killing of all pilot whales and dolphins in the Faroe Islands, is simply disgraceful and will rightly cause further national and international outrage. Once again, some of the animals show cut marks from boat propellors where boats ran into, or over them.”Rob Read, Director of Sea Shepherd UK