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The Faroe Islands are situated in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, roughly half way between Scotland and Iceland. In these islands, there is a traditional drive hunt for pilot whales called grinds. It can take place at any time of the year, whenever a pod is sighted. The whales are driven into a shallow bay with motor boats. The aim is to beach them so that they can be easily slaughtered. In 1992, 1572 pilot whales were killed in 14 separate drives *.

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