A Whale for the KillingeBook - 2012
When an 80-ton Fin Whale became trapped in a lagoon near his Newfoundland home, Farley Mowat rejoiced: here was a unique chance to observe one of the world's most magnificent creatures up close. But some of his neighbours saw a different opportunity altogether: in a prolonged fit of violence, they blasted the whale with rifle fire, and scarred its back with motorboat propellers. Mowat appealed desperately to the police, to marine biologists, finally to the Canadian press. But it was too late. Mowat's poignant and compelling story is an eloquent argument for the end of the whale hunt, and the r.
Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource
From Library Staff
A moving account of a whale trapped in a coastal cove and its life-and-death struggle. A meditation on human’s wanton destruction of marine wildlife.
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