Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I Can Smell The Hypocrisy Over That Dead Whale Smell

Two groups of stranded whales. Opposite sides of the planet. The reaction to their fate - also diametrically opposed. In both cases, you have Mother Nature taking its course, yet I find it interesting how the two groups of people involved can be treated so differently. When there are beached whales in New Zealand, they are "euthanized". No doubt the would-be rescuers will be seen by some as heroes.

When you have stranded whales in a different part of the world, the people there are demonized even though in this case, the meat from the whales will actually be used for a purpose more noble than scientific research.

On a somewhat related note, I happened across this little gem of a post and smiled.