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Villagers on a remote Atlantic island turned the sea red with blood when they slaughtered nearly 250 whales and dolphins as the animals migrated north for the summer.

在大西洋某偏远岛屿处,村民们屠杀了近250头因夏季到来而迁徙至此地的领航鲸和海豚,动物们流出的鲜血将海水染成触目惊心的红色。



A group of between 20 to 40 white-sided dolphins are also thought to have been among the butchered animals.

一小群数量在20至40只的大西洋白侧海豚也是此次惨遭屠杀的对象。







As local fishermen spotted pods of whales passing the shores of the Danishterritory of Faroe Islands during their migration, a convoy of boats drove the whales towards authorised fjords to harvest the catch.

当地渔民们发现了这群在迁徙途中路经丹麦法罗群岛近岸的领航鲸群,便出动一队人员驾驶渔船驱赶鲸群至获得批准授权的海湾处进行围猎捕杀。

Pilot whaling is subject to Faroese legislation, which sets the framework for the catching, killing methods and permitted equipment.

捕猎领航鲸受法罗群岛立法的制约,该立法确定了捕捞的框架,杀戮方法和许可设备。

Every summer, some 800 whales and dolphins are killed for their meat across the Faroe Islands, a Danish archipelago located hundreds of miles off the Scottish coast between Norway and Iceland.

每年夏季,约有800头鲸和海豚在经过法罗群岛时被捕杀食用。法罗群岛是一离苏格兰海岸几百英里远,处于挪威和冰岛之间的丹麦群岛。



'Approximately 500 cetaceans have now been killed "for food" in these islands since the beginning of 2019.

“自2019年年初以来,共计约有500头鲸目动物以‘为了食物’为由而被这些群岛(的渔民们)捕杀。”

'The Faroe Islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark (an EU country). Both pilot whales and white-sided dolphins are protected in the EU.'

“法罗群岛是丹麦(一欧盟国家)的一部分。而在欧盟内,领航鲸和大西洋白侧海豚都是受保护的。”







Whale driving on the Faroe Islands date back to the late 16th century and involve residents herding pods of whales into shallow waters.

在法罗群岛海域驱赶鲸类可追溯至16世纪末叶,当时当地的居民们会将成群的鲸鱼们驱至浅水水域。

They are then killed using a 'spinal lance' that is inserted through the animal's neck to break its spinal cord.

随后居民们用一种“尖头鱼矛”刺穿鲸类的脖子以切断其颈椎。



It is estimated that the pilot whale population in the eastern North Atlantic is about 778,000 individuals, with approximately 100,000 around the Faroe Islands.

据估计,东北大西洋的领航鲸数目约有77.8万,其中约有10万头在法罗群岛附近。