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Beached whales

I just read about the beached whales in Tasmania. It’s very sad. Apparently only 108 out of roughly 350 survived. There was more that I don’t want to quote, so I’ll just get to the point of this post. The news article referred to the dead whales as ‘cadavers’. I don’t like that. It’s so cold and distancing. Dead animals have bodies too, so why not call them that? Isn’t that enough? What do you think?


Vegan who writes, reads, watches movies, loves animals... Vegan, som skriver, läser, ser på film, älskar djur, står på de svagas sida. Författare, bokförläggare, korrekturläsare och språkmästare.

4 thoughts on “Beached whales

  1. As long as humans do not care for the living being, why should they even bother on what to say about a dead one? But yes, you are correct, as long as we distance ourselves by naming someone a “cadaver” or “pork” instead of “corpse” or “pig” humans will sadly not have any empathy for this non-human animal.

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