Over the previous 40 years (1982 to 2021) - a total of 46,253 cetaceans made up of 7 species of whales and dolphins have lost their lives on the Faroe Islands

That is a yearly average of 1,156 - with the two most prolifically killed species being the long finned pilot whale (actually a dolphin species) and Atlantic White Sided Dolphin

The largest hunt of cetaceans in a single day (in both Faroese, and in all of documented human history) totalled a shocking 1,428 Atlantic White Sided Dolphins which were killed at Skálabotnur beach on the 12th September 2021 - a shameful day for a modern, wealthy European island nation in the 21st Century. 

On the 29th July 2022 at the same killing bay,  the Faroese equalled another historical record - but for a much rarer species that rarely visits the Faroe Islands.

100 Bottlenose dolphins were killed, equalling the previous record set at Klaksvik in 1898!
During 2022 the following numbers of dolphins and whales have been killed in hunts on the Faroe Islands:

8th May - 63 long finned pilot whales were killed at Sandágerði beach near the Faroese capital of Tórshavn
The 1st Grindadrap hunt of 2022 was on the 7th May at 
Sandágerði beach just South of Tórshavn
Vágur Grindadráp of 119 long finned pilot whales on 24th May 2022


Sea Shepherd exposes the Faroese grindadrap training course to be nothing but a sham!
Press Release – 25th July 2022
Frederik, one of our Danish Sea Shepherd crew attends the Faroese Ministry of Fisheries / Pilot Whaling Association’s ‘grindadrap’ course - and is officially certified to kill pilot whales despite not understanding a word of Faroese, receiving no practical training, and without even holding the tools used.
Watch the video below and see the full article and testimony at:
https://www.seashepherd.org.uk/news-and-commentary/news/sea-shepherd-exposes-the-faroese-grindadrap-training-course-to-be-nothing-but-a-sham.html 
Sandur (Sandoy) Grindadráp of 102 long finned pilot whales on 29th June 2022
Skálafjörður Hvessingaradráp of 100 Bottlenose Dolphins on 27th July 2022

8 Sea Shepherd crew from Denmark, Norway, Northern Ireland, England, Austria, France, and the Faroe Islands (plus a media team from France) documented the butchering of 100 Bottlenose Dolphins at Skálafjörð / Skalabotnur beach - the same beach where 1428 Atlantic White sided dolphins were killed on the 12th September 2022 in the largest single hunt of cetaceans in recorded human history.
The 'Forgotten Dolphin' discovered by Sea Shepherd Crew brought the total number of Bottlenose Dolphins killed at Skalafjord / Skalabotnur beach to 100 (from the previous day's count of 98 adults and 1 calf) which equals the previous record of 100 of this species killed at Klaksvik in Yr.1898

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