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Jan 21, 2006

Name:Rescuers
Type:Tribute (for the living)
To Honor:Individual(s)
Location:LONDON, United Kingdom
This tribute is to all the people who tried their very best to rescue the  Whale that was  in distress in the Thames river in London .U.K.  they tried really hard and  put themselves at  great risk and I feel that  they should know how much  their efforts were appreciated.
It is with great  sadness that I  have to say  that the  Whale died on the barge as they were trying  to get it to deep water,  This is heartbreaking for many  people  who desperately wanted and tried to get the whale to safety. I personally am devastated. Angela.
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Posted: Saturday January 21, 2006, 11:27 am
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Past Member (0)
Saturday January 21, 2006, 11:39 am
Well done, Angela! At least they tried, and it is very sad that it didn't work out as we'd all hoped.

Frances S. (39)
Saturday January 21, 2006, 12:08 pm
I agree with that James and Angela, I have been following the news all day and have just read on Yahoo that "Willy" died en-route to the open sea at 07.09 p.m.. My thanks go out to all those good people involved. The Thames is at the top of my road, I was hoping to see him going back under his own steam in all his glory but it wasn't to be. I heard they found the other one that was supposed to be in the Estuary dead too, do you know if that's true?

Elainna Crowell (174)
Sunday January 22, 2006, 12:36 am
Dear Angela,
I am very, very sad over the whales death. However, I feel heartened by the empathy, caring and compassion of those who tried to save it.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 22, 2006, 5:00 am
Hi dear Angela,
I saw the rescue on tv here and it's so sad the whale died.
What a sick world we live in! lot of people have tryed to save this one whale and on the other side of the world they are killing them.
My thanks and admiration to all these people who work so hard to try to save the whale.

Leah K. (9)
Sunday January 22, 2006, 12:46 pm
Dear Angela,
I am presently living in London and was transfixed by the attempted Whale rescue in the Thames. I was (and remain) absolutely heartbroken over the death of that whale. Words cannot express how deeply saddened I was by the events, it was a tragic situation, and one that won't soon be forgotten. As I've tried to sort through my thoughts since this whole thing occurred, I've focused on how painful the loss must have been for the rescuers who gave all they could to bring the whale into safety in deeper waters. Questions still remain unanswered as to why the whale was in the Thames in the first place? I fear that it might have been linked to deeper problems, such as sonar testing by militaries in the Atlantic, or a cause and effect linked somehow to global warming. I was heartened to see your message, as it reminds me that I'm not alone in my grief over the suffering of another living being -- and such a magnificent one at that. Moreover, I hope that from this tragedy can come a good outcome. Perhaps those who were touched by the whale will use this as an opportunity to think about what we're doing to the earth at this very moment and all of the living beings that inhabit it. Global warming must be stopped, or there will be far more tragic events for all of us to face in the future. Finally, I want to add that one of the things that ran through my mind in the midst of all the coverage was how amazing it was to see people come together across all walks of life and across the globe and step outside of themselves to help another living being who was suffering. If we can all reach outside of ourselves to honor a much-deserving whale, can't we do that to stop suffering on behalf of the earth and humanity in general? Just a thought.

Leah K. (9)
Sunday January 22, 2006, 12:46 pm
Dear Angela,
I am presently living in London and was transfixed by the attempted Whale rescue in the Thames. I was (and remain) absolutely heartbroken over the death of that whale. Words cannot express how deeply saddened I was by the events, it was a tragic situation, and one that won't soon be forgotten. As I've tried to sort through my thoughts since this whole thing occurred, I've focused on how painful the loss must have been for the rescuers who gave all they could to bring the whale into safety in deeper waters. Questions still remain unanswered as to why the whale was in the Thames in the first place? I fear that it might have been linked to deeper problems, such as sonar testing by militaries in the Atlantic, or a cause and effect linked somehow to global warming. I was heartened to see your message, as it reminds me that I'm not alone in my grief over the suffering of another living being -- and such a magnificent one at that. Moreover, I hope that from this tragedy can come a good outcome. Perhaps those who were touched by the whale will use this as an opportunity to think about what we're doing to the earth at this very moment and all of the living beings that inhabit it. Global warming must be stopped, or there will be far more tragic events for all of us to face in the future. Finally, I want to add that one of the things that ran through my mind in the midst of all the coverage was how amazing it was to see people come together across all walks of life and across the globe and step outside of themselves to help another living being who was suffering. If we can all reach outside of ourselves to honor a much-deserving whale, can't we do that to stop suffering on behalf of the earth and humanity in general? Just a thought.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 22, 2006, 2:55 pm
i too, followed the story of the whale in london . my family & i were sadden at the lose of the whale . & sadden for the people that were there trying so hard to make a differance for this sweet whale . god bless them all . they had a great many people cheering on , hoping for a differnet out come , that just wasnt meant to be .peggy

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 22, 2006, 6:38 pm
As we morn and feel sadden I also feel glad that so many people took the time to try and help the whale, yes, the whale died but we do know why. At least it didnt die from some other outrage that has happend to others of its kind. I wish others (humans) would understand that if our animals and fauna goes, so do we. They are part of this world and deserve as much as we do, I dont care who is superior or not. WHO says we are? All it says we can kill better and that isnt what we should be proud of at the end. Angela thank you for remember these fellow people that tried where we couldnt at those moments to help in a tragic time. It gave me hope in human kind that we are not barbarians with machines and killings and things that destroy our home (world).
thank you.

Iris M. (64)
Sunday January 22, 2006, 8:32 pm
It was sad to hear that the young whale did not survive, but it is refreshing to see that so many tried to help and that so many care.

Dan Goodwin (5)
Monday January 23, 2006, 6:25 am
People showed their true compassion and spirit to help one another and help this magnificent creature. Sad that it did not turn out happier.

Jackie V. (3)
Monday January 23, 2006, 10:41 am
Thank you for posting the tribute. My husband and I, too, we sad to hear that the whale did not survive. However, it was so nice to hear that there were so many people that cared to see the whale survive. There are good people out there...it still gives me hope.

hunter Weiss (0)
Saturday June 5, 2010, 11:35 am
help wahle they dont do any thing wrong.

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