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Has The Netherlands broken ranks to criticise Greenlandic whaling?

The EU Commission has been working hard to keep all EU members aligned with its instructions that they must support Denmark and Greenland and to date, has suffered no criticism without retalitory private hand slaps being handed out to wayward countries that didn’t swallow the Greenland pitch that it should be able to sell to tourists and so, by default, commercialise its hunt.

Promotional website for Greenlandic food for tourists

However, it appears that Minister Sharon Dijksma has not been cowed and appears to have been willing to criticise Greenland’s hunt and Denmark’s drive for more whaling which many now believe is thinly veiled commercieal whaling dressed up as aboriginal subsistence whaling.

Freezer full of whale meat Nuuk supermarket

If our Dutch is not letting us down, WDC welcome the courage of the Netherlands and Minister Dijksma for being willing to stand up to the dictats of the European Commission who have been running rough-shod over EU member states opposed to capitulating to Danish blackmail. (Denmark threatened to leave the whaling commission unless the EU Commission delivered Greenland’s quota at this year’s meeting in Slovenia). 

WDC investigations have revealed extensive Greenlandic promotion to tourists