Beached sperm whales were still alive before they killed for meat

March 23, 2012 01:52
Beached sperm whales were still alive before they killed for meat

In Yancheng city of the Jiangsu province in China, sperm whales were starnded out and washed up to the shores as Jiangsu were in the operation of being removed but overnight covertly the residents brought some tools to cut off some of the whale meat. On Mar 16, most of the sperm whales bodies were out of water.The whales, which were up to 18 meters long and weighed from 22 to 44 tonnes, were initially found alive by residents. People from the city's fishery department and the border detachment rushed to the beach when they heard about the horrible act, which took place on the night of Mar 17.Rescue plans were put forward, including using helicopters and large vessels to pull the whales back out to sea, digging water channels to refloat them and waiting for a huge rising tide. In spite of that the sperm whales were finally died and they were buried.

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