Web Desk: Horrific images are being rounded up on social media in which 180 whales were slaughtered by villagers on the Faroe Islands. Every summer, thousands of pilot and beaked whales are massacred in bays across the remote island as inhabitants prepare for the harsh winter months ahead, reported Metro.co.uk.
Cambridge University student Alastair Ward 22, visited this place last year to celebrate his graduation. Here he saw sea water turned red and dead whales.
The whale ordeal lasted around 30 minutes as more than 180 dead whale were cut apart in Sandavagus bay.
Children as young as five were seen lending a hand, using hooked ropes to pull in the highly intelligent marine mammals and then jumping on the carcasses.
‘They were putting hooks on ropes in their blowholes to pull them in and then hacking at them with knives. ‘They didn’t die in a very humane way.
‘Children were jumping on top of them. They just have such a different attitude to us because they’re brought up on it.’ The hunt, known locally as the grindadrap, provides the Faroese with enough whale meat to last the bitter winter months.