Brutal and Sad Facts About Whaling That More People Should Know About

Muktuk Still Remains Beloved

4. Muktuk Still Remains Beloved

Often obtained from the Bowhead whale, Muktuk is a traditional delicacy among the Inuit and Chukchi tribes.

Muktuk is frozen whale skin and blubber usually preferred to be eaten raw. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C and energy and was once used as an antiscorbutic to tackle scurvy.

The problem that exists now is that, as whales grow, the blubber along with other organs starts storing and accumulating toxins and carcinogens that are dangerous for the whale. This makes Muktuk risky and unsafe to be consumed by humans and should ideally reduce demand. Sadly, the demand for whale meat and Muktuk is still at an all-time high.

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