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Celebrities join battle to stop Faroe Islands dolphin 'grind'

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COPENHAGEN - Celebrities and animal lovers from around the world are flocking to the Faroe Islands in a bid to stop a controversial dolphin hunt that activists describe as an "archaic mass slaughter".  

The pilot whales are forced into a shallow bay before being hacked to death with hooks and knives, according to a local Faroe Island custom known as the "grind"

Actress Pamela Anderson, who arrived on the remote North Atlantic archipelago in recent days, is set to be joined by 500 volunteers who will patrol the ocean and beaches around the islands to try to block the killing of pilot whales, one of the largest members of the dolphin family.

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