58 whales found stranded on the remote northern Karikari Beach, 45 had
already perished by the time they were discovered on Friday, August 20.
More than 200 rescue volunteers, including New Zealand Department of
Conservation personnel as well as volunteers from Far North Whale Rescue
and Project Jonah raced to save the 13 survivors.
initial attempts to refloat each 1,500-kilogram whale were unsuccessful
in part due to turbulent weather conditions, the rescue workers used
cranes and body slings to transport the marine mammals to a different
bay where the waters were calmer.
Although another four were
tragically found re-beached, the remaining nine were later observed
swimming strongly back out to sea.
Our heartfelt thanks, New
Zealand Department of Conservation, Far North Whale Rescue, Project
Jonah and all other workers and volunteers for your valiant efforts to
save precious lives during this tragic event.
grace, may we all strive to better protect our marine co-inhabitants and
their irreplaceable homes. During an international gathering in August
2008, Supreme Master Ching Hai addressed such sorrowful predicaments
while highlighting how they may be alleviated through humanity’s better
care of the ecosphere.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: So many whales and dolphins, they wash up ashore and die. There are so many dead zones in the ocean.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/Nearly-60-whales-dead-in-New-Zealand-mass-stranding/articleshow/6372252.cmshttp://www.france24.com/en/20100821-stranded-whales-transported-survival-nzealand http://www.physorg.com/news201668854.html
suffocating them, so they have to swim out of the water where it’s full
of the poisonous gas that has been released! They cannot bear it, they
cannot breathe. So they have to get out of it.
For them, life is
in the water, but if water is full of poison, of course they come out.
But when they come out, they die, too. Because they have no water. They
stay in the ocean, they die; they came out, they die. There is no choice
for them. This is the worst of all cruelty, that the people don’t take
care of the environment. And let all beings keep dying like this.
Just to be vegan, how difficult can it be?
the dolphins have to swim out of the ocean; because they think like
that they can survive, even risking their lives. So why not we can just
can change to vegan diet?