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Outcry as Faroe Islands slaughter 1,400 dolphins in a day

Traditionally, the Faroe Islands hunt pilot whales and not dolphins

The government of the Faroe Islands, an autonomous Danish territory, faced an outcry on Tuesday over the culling of more than 1,400 white-sided dolphins in a day in what was said to be the single biggest hunt in the northern archipelago.

Photos showing the bloodied corpses of more than 1,000 Atlantic white-sided dolphins on the beach sparked outrage on social media.

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