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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWWbs4NQ9l4&feature=related

We had a humpback whale wash up on shore on sunday, they think it got tangled in something, then starved. I sucks, I hate to think it died because of something humanity left behind.

reminds me of a newpaper article I read about a year ago. I don't remember what kind of whale it was, but whalers killed it, them determined by a spear that was stuck in it that dated back to the mid 1850's that the whale was over a 150 years old...what gives humanity the right to kill something that has been swimming around for over 100yrs.

save the whales, hell save us all!

forgive me if I did'nt get that link posted right.
 

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+1.

"Look...its a huge rare fish. Let's kill it."

(Not saying that pertains to this particular situation, but just saying....)

I think the same thing sometimes when driving and seeing dead animals. Its sad when man's activities interfere with natures. Its a shame we can't be more like the american indians in respecting nature more.

Or maybe the whale was sunbathing.
 

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It's always sad to see them beached. They are very interesting creatures.

Don't know who taped that but I kind of want to ***** slap them.
 

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If you turn it up you can hear the surrounding folks as well. There is another video that shows them piecing it up to remove it. That one is worse
 

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I can't get on youtube at work but have you all seen the video where they blew up a dead beached whale to try and clear it off the beach? It rained down 100+ pound chunks of whale over a couple mile radius and did some pretty good damage. Afterlife vengeance!
 

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reminds me of a newpaper article I read about a year ago. I don't remember what kind of whale it was, but whalers killed it, them determined by a spear that was stuck in it that dated back to the mid 1850's that the whale was over a 150 years old...what gives humanity the right to kill something that has been swimming around for over 100yrs

You're referring to a bowhead whale that was hunted by natives in Alaska. The need for food and fuel, and the amount of intellect we possess(well, not all of us...), gives humanity the right to kill something that has been swimming around for over 100 years.

Survival of the fittest, and all...
 

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Only relevant when it is for survival. For them it was. It isn't now for all but the smallest pockets of humanity.
 

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I take solace in the fact that long term, the earth will be here much longer than humans. And all our pollution and environmental destruction will be reversed over the billions of years.
 

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+1.

"Look...its a huge rare fish. Let's kill it."

(Not saying that pertains to this particular situation, but just saying....)

I think the same thing sometimes when driving and seeing dead animals. Its sad when man's activities interfere with natures. Its a shame we can't be more like the american indians in respecting nature more.

Or maybe the whale was sunbathing.
I can agree with that a bit but when it comes to road kill you won't get a whole lot of sympathy from me...in fact, you'll get none.

If I'm traveling down the road at 70mph and a squirrel runs out in front of my car I don't even bat an eye. If I hit it...I hit it. Oh well. I'm not risking my life for some critter that weighs 10 oz, has the life expectancy of a pair of shoes, and was dumb enough to run out in front of a 1.5 ton car.
 
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