I walked into Kulusuk from the hotel and down to the
harbour where I saw this scene taking place. Inuits have hunting rights, seals may be hunted freely for personal
use (this includes for feeding them to sled dogs). Other animals
have limits on them, for instance the whole of the East Coast
of Greenland had a limit of 10 polar bears for 2009 on a first-catch
basis. When one is killed it is reported and when the limit
is reached hunting must stop until next year.
Picture copyright Paul Ward 2009.
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