27 Jun '12, 4pm

Greenland’s ‘Subsistence’ Whale Meat Being Sold to Tourists

Despite selling most of its whale meat to tourists, Greenland, a territory of Denmark, has claimed that they need to increase their whale quota for its aboriginal population. The WDCS says in their report, “These revelations come on the eve of the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (the international body that regulates whaling) in Panama in July, where Denmark is set to ask that it be allowed to kill more whales in future years to meet the nutritional subsistence needs of the native population in Greenland…At this year’s IWC meeting , Denmark will argue that they want to take almost double the number of endangered fin whales (10 to 19) and increase the number of humpbacks they kill without a review for at least six years.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/06/27/greenlands-subsistence...

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