Aussie Whale To Be Euthanized, Officials Say


A baby whale who was abandoned by its mother off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, will be euthanized because he’s not expected to make it through the night, officials told the AP Thursday.

The poor little guy -nicknamed “Colin” by the Australians- has been trying to suckle boats in the area which he mistook as his mom. Soooo sad 😦

People have tried to help the lost little whale, including a whale whisperer who stroked Colin before he swam away to a nearby boat.

But some Australians don’t think enough has been done. A rescue group is protesting the euthanization and has pleaded with officials to use a feeding apparatus they designed to help save him.

According to the AP, they plan to sedate the whale, bring it to shore and give him a dose of fatal drugs.

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August 21, 2008. Tags: , , , . Animals.

One Comment

  1. fish guy replied:

    So much for the Aussies saving the whales, at least the Japanese eat what they kill!

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