Gray whale hauled up Santa Cruz cliff...

Gray whale hauled up Santa Cruz cliff, off to the dump

There are 31 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Apr 3, 2009, titled Gray whale hauled up Santa Cruz cliff, off to the dump. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

It was as if the wharf workers and tow truck drivers were experienced at hoisting decaying whales from rocky coves up steep cliffs and onto flat bed trucks.

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another shortage

Santa Cruz, CA

#25 Apr 3, 2009
I gotta dump burial planned-maybe toss all our rotting corpses there-as the planet is turning into a turning toxic waste dump.......
West Sider

Watsonville, CA

#26 Apr 4, 2009
City uses the tow company that rips off the Farmer Market shoppers..Ya, the whale isn't the only stink!

Santa Cruz, CA

#27 Apr 4, 2009
Too bad we can't find out the cause of death- if its pollution, sonar, "natural causes", etc. Amazing creatures.
Cat Piitle

Mountain View, CA

#28 Apr 4, 2009
If this whale came up from mexico, did anyone check her immigration status?
Rocket J Squirrel

Santa Cruz, CA

#29 Apr 4, 2009
what"s with the comments,"burial at sea?" Fat floats folks.

Pacifica, CA

#30 Apr 4, 2009
Dear Sentinel:
Please remove this photo. It is sad. It is grotesque. It is morbid. It is old news.
Thank you.

Santa Cruz, CA

#31 Apr 5, 2009
I don't think Michael Jackson is gonna be singing a song for this whale.....

“This is only a test of the ...”

Since: Aug 08

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#32 Apr 5, 2009
They should have placed it next to the fake whale at the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum.....nice dead whale bookends.

Beckley, WV

#33 Apr 7, 2009
What a shame. the carcas should have been left on the beach to rot. How dare the behinds that be remove the whale from the ecosystem that it came from to dispose of it in a way nature never intended. It would have been very interesting to place a 24-7 camara on the decomposing carcas to document how nature takes care of it's own.
I compare this "crime" to that of the
George Bush's relative retaining the skull of a famous indian from which to drink beer for initiation in a fraternity.
It is a crime to disturb the body of such a great beast. It should have been allowed to go back to nature as god intended.
happy new year.
From Santa Cruz

Santa Clara, CA

#34 Apr 7, 2009
SC Local wrote:
<quoted text>You consider animals a "gift" and yet you HUNT them? WTH?
You don't eat the birthday cake someone gifted you?

Animals are gifts in the form of companionship, labor, food, etc. depending on the type. As gifts they should be utilized for their intended purpose while being respected.

United States

#35 Apr 21, 2009
why did it die

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