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Whalers on our whale

Naturally enough, when London’s poor lost Northern Bottlenose Whale started to get worldwide press I thought I’d see what the less sentimental whaling nations were saying about it. Not much, it turns out and nothing along the ‘chop it up and eat it you soft gits!’ line that I was sort of hoping for. Anyway, I like to think I detect some sarcasm in this piece, headlined River Thames whale dies in failed rescue attempt from Japan’s Mainichi Daily News and the story sits alongside this ‘photo special‘ from the whaling frontline. The Norwegians aren’t bothered at all, really.

Sources: Norway, Japan.