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  • Detonating a Whale
    By on October 1st, 2008 | No Comments Comments

    Ewh! OK, when a whale is obviously in distress and dying I am all for humanely putting it down. But I think the actions of the Jurien Bay wildlife officers was simply awful. Blowing up a dying 15 tonne Humpback whale with explosives isn’t good, no matter how you look at it. This poor mammal took 15 minutes to die after one detonation and a series of gunshots failed to put it out of its misery. I know in the wild it would have suffered longer, but my mind can’t reconcile that fact they blew a living thing up. See, this is the reason I don’t watch Animal Planet.