The Friday incident triggered controversy in the social media after some users claimed the whale was still alive and there was a chance to save it using boats to drag it to the water. They sharply condemned those who decided to cut the animal into pieces.
Others argued that the whale couldn't be saved and that its meat and fat would be wasted if it wasn't eaten.
"When I found the whale, it was already dead," one of the witnesses told newsbox24.tv website. "It was lying on the shore, and it's still there. I think it was washed ashore in a storm. I don't know what it died from."
Locals photographed the sea creature and posted the images on Instagram. Based on the images, specialists determined that the calf was an endangered finback whale.
Scientists say that there are only a total of 1,500 finback whales left. Whale's meat is considered a delicacy in different parts of the world.