During the hunt, migrating whales are driven into the shallows, where they are slaughtered with sharp hooks called gaffs. Animal advocates maintain that the hunts are inhumane, and that it often takes several minutes for the animals to die. It's also worth noting that while the Faroe Islands are a territory of the United Kingdom of Denmark, they are not located within the country and Denmark does not conduct the hunt.
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Every year, some 900 migrating pilot whales are slaughtered in the Faroe Islands. These hunts are inhumane, and often result in the animals suffering needlessly before they die. Please join us in demanding that the government of Denmark take the appropriate steps to ban the hunt immediately.