Traditional killing for food is re-examined in RTD’s whaling documentaries
All around the world, ethnic groups maintain their traditions of killing marine mammals for food. Although there is a ban on commercial whaling, this subsistence slaughter to feed the local population still goes on. Some of the methods used have been described as barbaric, as they have been practiced similarly for hundreds of years. From the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic to the remote Chukotka region of Russia’s Far East an annual harvest of the seas takes place. It’s not without controversy, but the Arctic peoples are adamant that killing whales for food is their traditional right.