The Faroe Islands is a picturesque volcanic archipelago located between Norway, the United Kingdom and Iceland.
Its name owes to the fact that there are more sheep on its territory than humans. It has been estimated that it is home to more than 70,000 sheep! Because of the strong and gusty winds in this territory, there are hardly any trees. Artificial planting occurs only in larger cities. The homes of the Faroe Islands are extremely charming, as their roofs are thick and green.
The archipelago would certainly be a tempting destination for tourists if not for its remote location and the frightening tradition that is cultivated there every year. It is called Grindadráp, and it consists of the bloody murder of marine mammals. The custom goes back to the times of the Vikings. Then, people had to kill aquatic mammals to survive, but today there is no need for it because the Faeroe people have other things to feed on.
Mass carnage usually arrives in July, when dolphins (mammals of the dolphin family similar to small whales) arrive in the vicinity of the archipelago. Locals drive animals into the bay and kill them with knives and special tools. They often cut their arteries and leave them to bleed. They also do not save other species. Dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, white-lipped dolphins, white-eyed dolphins and porpoises also die at their hands.
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