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Faeroese put a cap on dolphin hunt after huge 2021 kill


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Faeroe Islands government is proposing an annual catch limit of 500 white-sided dolphins for 2022 and 2023, after last year’s slaughter of more than 1,400 dolphins in a day led to international condemnation. The killing is part of a four-century-old traditional drive of sea mammals into shallow water where they are killed for their meat and blubber. The hunt in the North Atlantic islands is not commercial and is authorized, but environmental activists claim it is cruel. The government said “aspects” of last year’s catch were not satisfactory and it was unlikely to be a sustainable level of catch.

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