Amazing what the world shows us about people. It is an anathema to me that Greenland’s whalers seek to undermine international conservation policy by opening up (even) more commercial whaling whilst operating under the pretence that everything they do is classified as ‘aboriginal subsistence’ whaling. Several thousand miles away, fishermen in Kenya are rescuing whales.
In Greenland the Greenland National Broadcasting Company reports that Fishermen can get now an exception to the law on selling meat and mattak from minke whales and the totally protected humpback whale. A new procedure from the Dept. of Fishing and Hunting will give, namely, bottom fishermen, salmon fishermen and crab fishers permission that, if they have a humpback or minke whale in their nets, they can sell the meat and mattak for the same price, as the whales ‘had been going to waste previously’.
On the other side of the world the Kenya Wildlife Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) reports that the ‘Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) rangers in Malindi town on Thursday rescued a humpback whale which had become entangled in a fisherman's net five miles off the Kenyan coast in the Indian Ocean.
KBC reports that it took over two hours of combined effort from KWS rangers, Kingfisher divers, Blue Sea Diving School divers and the fishermen to disentangle the two whales. And yes, the fishermen are going to demand compensation for lost nets, but that's fair enough compared to Greenland's fishermen who are laughing at the 'accidental whaling' that they are going to engage in.
Something is amiss in (a) state of Denmark - and greed and money is at the root of it
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