The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) reported that a 2nd humpback whale was killed off Greenland as part of Greenland's aboriginal subsistence hunt, in which the country is permitted to kill 9 humpbacks this year. KNR, the Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation, initially reported the kill.
The first whale was killed on August 31, in defiance of the International Whaling Commission's orders that the whaling could not start until mid-October.
Denmark's proposal for Greenland to kill humpback whales this year was hotly contested at the International Whaling Commission meeting in June, partially because reports by environmental groups have show that the meat is sold commercially.
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Image: Humpback whale, © Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation.