Exploding Whale Fun

Oh, the outrage!
A beached and dying whale ‘was blown up in front of horrified children yesterday after rescuers failed to get it back into deep water’ according that lodestown of public interest, The Mirror.

“Onlookers watched as explosives were strapped behind the 10-metre Southern Right whale’s head and detonated, killing it instantly. Many of them shouted insults at police as the whale died.”
Explosives do seem a little excessive. But what people expect – a hospital bed?
In The Mirror, of all newspapers »
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