The whale slaughter is an annual event where thousands of whales are driven into shore where they can be slaughtered, staining the ocean red with blood. This is a traditional cultural event, but like Gunther, I am not really interested in the excuses. The Islanders are so proud of what they are doing though, they are getting the kids involved. That is what is so shocking about the pictures are the kids so happily killing gentle harmless animals.
In fact, they support the kids seeing the slaughtering so much that they give them the day off from school. Talk about a ridiculous field trip. As it appears, the Faroe Islands are doing a great job of breeding the next generation of senseless animal killers.