GrindadrÃ¡p is an annual event the involves people from the Faroe Islands (self-governing archipelago under Denmark) hunting species of cetaceans, which are not on the IUCNâ€™s list of endangered animals. The infamous event can be traced as far back as 1584. It was used by the community during those times to get meat and blubber for sustenance.
Whaling in the Faroe Islands is the only example of aboriginal whaling in western Europe. Hundreds of marine mammals are slayed during the annual event. It is regulated by the Faroese authorities, represented by the Home Rule Government since 1948.