Dead Whale Found With Metal Chunk in Intestines Deserves Justice

Target: Director Michael Berkow, Coast Guard Investigative Service
Goal: Devote more resources to finding fishermen responsible for dead whale.

A humpback whale was discovered floating belly up in a shallow lagoon. Upon examination, it appeared that the whale had injuries around its head and mouth likely caused by fishing equipment. Additionally, a large chunk of metal was found in the whale’s intestines, which had damaged the creature’s digestive tract.

The deceased whale was a magnificent animal. It measured 38 feet in length and weighed 30 tons. Volunteers provided the whale a burial on the beach by using an excavator to dig a deep hole in the sand.

Scientists who studied the whale learned that the animal was otherwise a healthy creature that likely would have lived a long life. It had thick blubber and a belly full of food, suggesting that illness or disease did not play a role in the animal’s demise.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Michael Berkow,

A beached humpback whale was recently discovered on a New York shoreline. The animal was found floating upside down in a shallow lagoon. Upon investigation, the whale appeared to have injuries to its mouth and head that are consistent with damage from fishing equipment. Additionally, the whale had a large chunk of metal in its intestines. This may have caused sufficient damage to the animal’s digestive tract to lead to its death.

The whale was determined to be otherwise in good physical condition. It had a thick layer of blubber and it’s belly was full of food. This suggests that disease or illness was not the cause of death.

It is not unusual for fishing boats to be the unintentional (or intentional) cause of injury and death to whales. This unfortunate fact can be combated if we devote the time and resources necessary to find and prosecute those responsible for the death of this magnificent creature. Please do everything in your power to bring justice to this deceased whale.

Sincerely,
[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Atlantic Marine Conservation Society


5 Comments

  1. That is truly a sad end for a magnificent animal whose death was caused by careless and uncaring humans. Justice for the human caused death of this whale.

  2. Richard Potts says:

    Totally unacceptable

  3. A whale is more intelligent than to attempt to eat a large metal chunk. Obviously humans did this deadly deed. Does anyone have any remorse? Are we such monsters? To do such harm for no cause is mental in every way. It appears we have too many mentally challenged people in the world and not enough hard and fast laws which would make these inhumane humans think twice. Courts and judges disappoint. If the person is fond guilty, then off to prison for a long time. We don’t need these fools in society. We are in climate change. It is just beginning. Bombs, nukes, etc. are scary but none so much as nature. Think not? Just watch as climate change progresses. Nature can kill all and has nothing to fear in doing so. Nature does not kneel to anyone or anything. We should be very afraid. Only the stupid ignore nature. Think about it.

  4. The mentally deranged severe animal abusing/killing scumbags who killed this poor defenceless whale, definately must have the death penalty imoplementerd.I am ready,willing and able to help perform this procedure on these vile cretins!

  5. Such a loss to our earth. A magnificent creature murdered by human neglect.

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