Attempt to euthanize beached whale fails in Brazil

September 13, 2010 01:07


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

SAO PAULO— Authorities in Brazil say an attempt to euthanize a beached right whale using lethal drugs has been unsuccessful.

Scientists are trying to end the whale's suffering because it is too weak to survive back at sea.

Biologist Karina Groch told the Terra website Sunday that veterinarians are considering whether to try different drugs.

The 40-ton, 50-foot (15-meter) animal became stranded Tuesday at the Praia do Sol beach.

Biologists and volunteers have been splashing water on the whale to try to make it more comfortable.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 19, 2018
White House rejects Putin proposal to interview U.S. citizens