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Whale hunters clash with activists in the Faroese Islands.

by MOTHERBOARD STAFF
Mar 25 2015, 3:23pm

​The Faroe Islands are a tiny archipelago in the North Atlantic, and those who live there have always relied on the sea to survive. This includes seabirds, fish, and pilot whales, which the Faroese hunt for food in a slaughter they call "the grind." 

In recent years, activists from the conservation organization Sea Shepherd have conducted extensive campaigns in the islands to attempt to stop the grind. 

In the summer of 2014, we went to the Faroes to see for ourselves how the rural realities of Faroese life conflict with environmentalist idealism, and how the ancient hunting tradition continues to play out in an increasingly modernizing world.

"The Grind" will be released March 31 on Motherboard.