When a 30m whale washes up on a beach, how do we, supposed caring and respectful creatures, treat it? With absolute disrespect – that’s how we treat a southern right whale that washes up on a beach.
This once noble and majestic beast gets bulldozed and laid to rest in a landfill site beneath a mass of human waste after its dead body is washed up onto one of our beaches.
Absolutely not a fitting resting-place for a creature of this stature and magnificence. At 30 metres plus, this southern right whale should’ve, and easily could’ve, been dragged out into the ocean and given a respectful burial out at sea. I am by no means suggesting a 21 naval canon salute with flags flying half-mast. Just a quiet, gentle little tug out into deeper waters and let go to fall back into the depths it once freely roamed.
Let’s complete the circle and show the next whale some respect when it washes up on a beach.