Unfortunately, what is shown in the photos below happens every year in the event known as "Dantesque" or "bloody slaughter" in the Faroe Islands, which are a semi-independent protectorate of Denmark.
This bloody slaughter is an old Danish ceremony known as 'Moz' meaning to 'show' -- for young men entering into adulthood. The young take over and slaughter whales (or in this case pilot dolphins) in order to bring food to the community and prove their manhood.
Some members of the Faroe Islands have argued that while the killing of these intelligent creatures may be cruel and barbaric, these animals have lived lives freely out at sea, whereas the cattle, chickens and pigs the rest of the modern world consumes live unbearable lives in cramped, horrific, disease-inducing, filthy factory death camps.
They do have a point.
And anyone who is outraged by these images and condemns this slaughter, but who isn't vegetarian, we have a word for you: uninformed.
Isn't the best solution to do away with both practices -- barbaric factory farming and brutal whale slaughter?
Personally, you can always decide not to participate in either.
As for the whale slaughter, it would seem there needs to be some sort of economic incentive for these people to stop their long tradition of bloody slaughter of these intelligent animals.