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November 2012 - Quaqtaq, Nunavik, Canada. Once on the beach, I could not help to notice the presence of two white whales skeleton beside dogs chained to canoes. Two days ago, some white whales were killed by hunters from Kangirsuk. Each year, the government allow a quota of white whale to be killed (25 for a village like Quaqtaq) so they still can live a little of their traditional life. But this time, the hunters had overpass their quota. Maybe that’s why a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter is flying around these days. I will try to know more, but for the moment I go on with my walk on the shore, while the dogs bark out of boredom.
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November 2012 - Quaqtaq, Nunavik, Canada. Once on the beach, I could not help to notice the presence of two white whales skeleton beside dogs chained to canoes. Two days ago, some white whales were killed by hunters from Kangirsuk. Each year, the government allow a quota of white whale to be killed (25 for a village like Quaqtaq) so they still can live a little of their traditional life. But this time, the hunters had overpass their quota. Maybe that’s why a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter is flying around these days. I will try to know more, but for the moment I go on with my walk on the shore, while the dogs bark out of boredom.