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READER ë DOC A Whale For The Killing 9780811731867 È RANDARENEWABLES Ë In the 1960s Farley Mowat was living in the tiny fishing community of Burgeo on the southwest coast of Newfoundland When an 80 ton fin whale became trapped in a nearby saltwater lagoon Mowat rejoiced here was the first chance to stFicent animals in creation Some local villagers thought otherwise blasting the whale with rifle fire and hacking open her back with a motorboat propeller Mowat appealed desperately to the authorities but it was too late ravaged by an infection resulting from her massive A Whale for the Killing chronicles the unlikely and you might also say unseemly doings in a small Newfoundland outport in the 1960s In what soon proved to be a run of bad luck one of the largest of the sea mammals a Fin whale found itself trapped in a huge body of water near the town of Burgeo It had managed to just slide over a rocky underwater escarpment and get into the bay but try as it might it could not get out againFarley Mowat's part in the story is rather extraordinary and I won't go into it in detail here for fear of spoiling it Suffice it to say that he becomes as far as such a thing is possible the trapped whale's guardian and broadcasts the story of its plight throughout the world His relationship with the mammal develops in conjunction with his relationship with the townspeople of Burgeo and the local and provincial authorities I would not like to call this a thrilling story because that seems hardly appropriate but it is a dramatic one whichever way you look at it In the process of attempting to rescue the whale Mowat and now through the book us learns a great deal about human nature than he might have imagined he would beforehandFarley Mowat has written innumerable books about wildlife the environment and the Canadian wilderness in general This is a book he scarcely planned to write but he brings to it all the skills of the writer who has practised his art over many years It is a first rate story about living on Earth in the twentieth century and it should be widely read for the message it contains about the frailty of all existenceComment

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Wounds the whale died A plea for the end of commercial hunting of the whale this moving account blends all the tension of the life and death struggle for one animal's survival with the drama of man's wanton destruction of life bearing creatures and the environment itself A difficult yet necessary read

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A Whale For The KillingIn the 1960s Farley Mowat was living in the tiny fishing community of Burgeo on the southwest coast of Newfoundland When an 80 ton fin whale became trapped in a nearby saltwater lagoon Mowat rejoiced here was the first chance to study at close range one of the most magni I have been as long as I can remember passionate about the ocean and about whales in particularThis book this book left me furious astonished apopleptic nearly teary eyed frothing with rage and most of all ready to march up to Canada and punch the lights out of the arsewipes who killed that whaleSo there's Mowat's writing power for you And between those moments of emotion were the peaceful bits when beauty and hope crept back into my heart and nope someone in the town got a six pack and decided to go take potshots at the poor creature; back to RageModeFrom a distance now I can see that this book's allure for those who don't share my semi obsessive passion is in its portrayal of the way Mowat and his wife were ostracized by the community as a result of their actions If that interests you or if you're intrigued by the early days of activism this is for youIf you want to read something that will be incredibly cathartic and you connect easily to stories about the ocean this is for youAh hell Just read it It's brilliantAnd I'm STILL friggin' pissed