Young humpback whale is dragged to the coast to be buried after being choked in controversial octopus fishing lines off the coast of South Africa
- Numerous whales are caught in the traps off the coast of South Africa
- Three whales have been caught in the last two weeks and two have perished
- You could see people taking pictures of a dead creature when it was brought ashore
A young humpback died after being caught in octopus fishing lines off the coast of South Africa.
Shocking images showed that the animal was dragged to the coast by a fishing boat and covered with blood on the ground near the town of Fish Hoek outside Cape Town.
Passers-by were able to take pictures of the dead being on Thursday when it was dragged away to be buried.
A group of people take photos of the dead whale while it is being landed to be buried in Fish Hoek, South Africa
The rare animal is one of the many trapped in the traps that have pruned a large number of whales since they came under an & # 39; reconnaissance permit & # 39; were installed.
Three whales have been embroiled in the last two weeks, two of which have died.
Only one company managed the permit in False Bay, where the whale was killed this week under the premise of scientific research into the sustainability of squid fishing.
But campaigners argue that & # 39; no scientific analysis has ever been done & # 39;
Earlier this month, a dead Bryde & whale became the sixth of its kind to die from drowning in octopus traps over the past four years – a Cape Town official said.
The bloody carcass of the whale was dragged out of the sea after being caught in the traps of the octopus
A boat and a dinghy worked to free the whale from the fishing lines before they dragged it ashore
& # 39; At least eight whales have become entangled and six have died & # 39 ;, the city officer explained.
& # 39; But potentially both numbers are underestimated, because we are not sure of all cases. & # 39;
A few days earlier, on Saturday 8 June, volunteers freed a young humpback whale from nearby octopus.
& # 39; We have found a humpback whale that is entangled in rope around its body and fins and anchored to the seabed, & # 39; said Craig Lambinon, employee of the environmental agency.
& # 39; A larger whale was present that we suspect is a relative of the calf. & # 39;
Three whales have been embroiled in the last two weeks, two of which have died, according to conservationists
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