Greenland Independence Feast includes whale

Residents of the town of Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland, will share meat from a captured whale as part of Greenland’s celebration of self-rule.

The Copenhagen Post said the first Greenlandic whale hunted and caught in Qeqertarsuaq in 36 years will be part of a June 21 celebration of the introduction of self-rule to the Kingdom of Denmark home-rule country.

The capture of the whale falls under a recent International Whaling Commission quota that allows two Greenlandic whales to be caught each year between 2008 and 2012.

None of the protected animals were caught in the quota’s first year, meaning the 2008 quote moved forward to allow for four of the whales to be hunted this year.

The government claims ownership of the first two whales caught, donating certain body parts for biological research.

The Danish newspaper said the meat and blubber from the whale caught in Qeqertarsuaq will serve as community resident gifts during the June self-rule celebration.

You know it ain’t going to taste like chicken.

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