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Grindadráp takes place in Fuglafjørður; 21 pilot whales killed

21 pilot whales were killed this afternoon in a “Grindadráp” in the village of Fuglafjørður, Portal.fo reports.

The slaughter lasted 4 minutes.

Portal.fo writes that the whale meat will be shared among those who participated in the hunt.

21 whales is a considered a very small grind.

VP.fo writes that the locals found two pods of whales; however, they managed only to drive one of them onto land.

There have been a couple of hunts lately. Last week, in the evening of May the 26th, around 30-40 whales were killed in a “grindadráp” in the village of Hvalba. This was the second time this year that a “grindadráp” took place in Hvalba. The first one took place on May 9, when another 30-40 pilot whales were slaughtered.

On May 29, a grindadráp took place in Tórshavn, the capital city of the Faroe Islands. Approximately 150-200 whales were killed in last weeks grindadráp in Tórshavn.

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