Dolphins slaughtered near Denmark in annual hunt

More than 1,400 dolphins were killed on Sunday as whalers from the Faroe Islands in Denmark held the Gridadrap hunt, a century-old tradition of hunting whales and dolphins and killing them for meat and blubber. 

Hunters spent the day herding white-sided dolphins toward the shore by motor boat and then killing them near the beach. 

Animal activists decried the slaughtering as cruel and excessive with more dolphins being killed than the hunters could use for meat.

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Source(s): Reuters

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