18.6.06

The thwarting of the Japanese on St Kitts

The Whale If you read the front page story of the SF Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the FarraloneIslands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her ... a very dangerous proposition. One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed gently around-she thanked them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. Very touching I thought a heart warming story; this leviathan was obviously grateful indeed to his human helpers as you can see. And now we have the Japanese who have tried every trick in the book to get whaling in the Antarctic to resume and not just them I might add other countries are involved here who wish the very same thing. Still it seems that the Japanese did not get the votes required; did you know that on their so called scientific expeditions to hunt the whale they actually feed the meat to dogs and older folk. Japan is economically reasonably sound and can afford to buy other sources of protein besides these beautiful creatures and it seems almost human like as are dolphins and yet they try to drag us into it with lies about our Kangaroos; Kangaroos at time can be a pest and do need to be culled; the Whale is not a pest and the waters of the Antarctic should be left free for them and other native wildlife in the area. More yet it seems they are into whale burgers my goodness what are the Japanese thinking of I mean just lookee here at this.

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