"Explosives have been used to euthanase a sickly humpback whale which washed up onto a sandbar off Western Australia's southwest coast."
Um...WHAT?! Am I reading this right?
The DEC was going to let the animal die of natural causes, but instead decided to BLOW IT THE HELL UP.
This is ridiculous.
"In a statement, DEC Albany district manager Mike Shepherd said the whale had moved a couple of metres from its original position, which was enough to stabilise the whale and kill it humanely."
I dunno about you, but I don't really consider dynamite "humanely."
Don't these people know what happened during the last attempt blow up a whale?
Full article here (The Sydney Morning Herald)