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Indonesians hack into beached whales in mass stranding

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Locals on a remote island in eastern Indonesia on Tuesday cut up several dead pilot whales for food after a mass stranding that killed at least 41 of the mammals, an official said. 

Villagers look at dying pilot whales stranded on the shore of Savu island in East Nusa Tenggara province on October 2, 2012. Forty-four pilot whales beached on the island, 41 have died and fishermen, navy and police officers are still struggling to keep three surviving whales alive.

A total of 44 pilot whales beached themselves late Monday on the island of Savu in East Nusa Tenggara province, where there is a culture of whale hunting for consumption.

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