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53 dolphins slaughtered in Faroe Islands days after 1,400 killed in beach bloodbath

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53 dolphins slaughtered in Faroe Islands days after 1,400 killed in beach bloodbath

Dolphin killings in the Faroe Islands have continued, with another 53 slaughtered in the latest hunt.

Upsetting footage shows bodies of the murdered pilot whales - a type of large dolphin - lined up close to the shore, less than two weeks after a brutal massacre of more than 1,400 animals on 12 September.

That was believed to be the largest mass slaughter of dolphins in recent history, with the additional hunt - in the village of Kollafjorour - further growing that total.

The annual hunting in the Faroe Islands sees dolphins herded into bays by locals, before having their spinal cords severed.

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