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Joy on the beach of Tórshavn as Faroese whalers kill 51 pilot whales

51 pilot whales were killed in Tórshavn this afternoon. Finnbogi Midjord, the local sheriff, states that the killings went well. It is expected that the small pod of whales will be shared between those who participated in the hunt.

51 pilot whales were killed in Tórshavn this afternoon, report several Faroese news sites.

Finnbogi Midjord, the local sheriff, states to Faroese news site Portal.fo that the killings on Sandagerði Beach went well.

”It (the killings) started at 14.36 and at 14.51 it was all over. I think it was around 50 whales,” said Midjord, adding that ”there were many people participating in the killings – both in the boats and on the beach.”

The small pod of whales will be shared between those who participated in the hunt. See pictures from the killings here.

So far this year, more than 200 pilot whales have been caught in the Faroe Islands.

In June, 26 pilot whales were killed in Borðoyavík on the island of Borðoy, whilst in May around 150 pilot whales were killed on Gøtuvík Beach on Eysturoy.

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