Norway hits back at Brazilian president’s whale hunt tweet

“Look at the killing of whales sponsored by Norway,” Bolsonaro wrote on Twitter on Monday.

The post includes a video and photographs of a spectacular whale hunt, where mammals in the shallow waters of a bay are slaughtered by people wading on shore, armed with hooked knives. The whales’ blood turns the waters red.

However, the images, reportedly taken on May 29th in Norway, illustrate a “grind”, a type of pilot whale hunt practised exclusively in the Faroe Islands – a Danish territory in the North Atlantic.

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