How to: Euthanize a whale

Scientists have developed a two-part process to humanely and safely kill beached whales that can't get back to the ocean. It involves custom-built needles, one more than 3 feet long.

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  1. TWX says:

    We can move buildings, large trees, large cactuses, and large machine parts, and we can storm beaches with mechanized equipment from as small as a single-seater to the size of a huge hovercraft.

    Seems that a little bit of funding would go a long way toward not having to euthanize whales all that often.

  2. I can't view the article, the website keeps forcing me to access the .com.au version of the site, which doesn't have this article on it. Fail!

  3. It's better than the alternative! (note, this is post-expiration, of course)

    Anecdote... I worked with the fellow that originally digitized this. I grew up in Oregon, and can totally believe the thought processes involved.

    Edit: They don't mention it in the video... but it didn't end up working! They still had to bury tons of the remains.

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