These Whales’ Tragic Deaths Turned Into an Unexpected Protest

Jan 27, 2016 at 1:03 pm |

Did Man Cause This?

The site where several dead whales were found washed up on a beach in England has turned into the unlikely scene of a protest that is angering locals this week. But could their graffitied words unite this isolated incident with a bigger cause?

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It all started over the weekend when three beached whales were found in Skegness, England, a small seaside town in Lincolnshire, on England’s east coast along the North Sea. Though male sperm whales are known to travel north to Iceland and Norway, the North Sea poses a danger to the mammals because of its relatively shallow depths.

Marine experts on the scene have since declared that the whales, which now number five in total, were already dead before they washed ashore, likely due to malnourishment in the shallows of the North Sea.

What protestors did next has the locals reeling.

People are in an uproar over what they’re considering to be an unnecessary desecration.