Muskox fur, carcass left to rot outside Sachs Harbour

A photograph of a muskox carcass left to spoil on Banks Island has led to an investigation on meat wasting by the N.W.T.’s department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The Northwest Territories’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources is asking for the public's help to solve a case of meat wastage, after photos emerged of a muskox carcass about 3 km outside of Sachs Harbour, with only the legs and back straps taken, and the carcass and fur left to rot in the snow. (Courtesy ENR)

The Northwest Territories’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources says it's investigating a meat wastage allegation.

This comes after photos came to light showing a slaughtered Muskox left to spoil about three kilometres outside of Sachs Harbour on Banks Island in the western Arctic. 

ENR says it was informed of the incident last Monday.

Only the legs and back straps were taken; the carcass and fur were left in the snow.

ENR is asking for the public’s help in the investigation. It's asking anyone with information to call the Report a Poacher line at 1-866-Poacher.

It's also reminding people they must recover all edible meat from big game animals they harvest.