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Death on the Beach, He was Murdered

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sperm Whale 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I found this wonderful example of giant marine life lying dead on our beach at the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. I was walking the dogs, Cooper and Poppy early in the morning, when we saw this amazing animal half buried by the retreating tide. The dogs were really not interested, but I was, how could such a magnificent creature suddenly appear dead on the shoreline.

An expert from the Te Papa Museum from Wellington confirmed that is was an adult male Sperm Whale, but had no idea why or how the creature became washed up here.

I took some more pictures with my phone camera, and at the same time touched the sad remains, I knew I probably would never again in my lifetime get the chance to touch a marine leviathan. He was still warm, something I did not expect, so he surely had not been dead for long.

Sperm Whale 1Sperm Whale 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On further examination I found a puncture wound half way down his back, he had been murdered, probably harpooned.  What possesses a human being to kill such a magnificent creature. There are cultures in the World who desire to eat these wonderful creatures, Japan being the top of the list in this area. Surely the decent Governments of the World can do something to protect the giant marine life of the world, they were here long before us, and will still be here long after we are gone, they deserve some respect.

Sperm Whale 5

Sperm Whale 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you look closely you can see the deadly puncture wound,left,  and opposite the sadly closed eye. He beached himself and died in agony.

Shame on you, the whale hunters, killers of innocent victims.

 

Possum Skin Golf Glove a Fila Success

 

Greg Howard hopes to sell 300,000 possum skin golf gloves a year in the Pacific. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Greg Howard/Photo / Mark Mitchell

Greg Howard, director of Planet Green, a Kapiti Coast New Zealand company, has signed a a deal with a Global sportswear giant Fila, for a licencing agreement covering the South Pacific. Greg said the deal was massive and could see his company selling up to 300,000 gloves under the Fila brand in the region annually within the next three years. The company already sells the gloves in the United States under the Fila Golf brand, and said one possum skin went into each glove, he is excited about the new deal;

” Because Fila now own Acushnet golf , through a recent acquisition, they now own the Footjoy, Titleist and Pinnacle brands. That really covers every top golfer in the world, any of those golfers could be wearing the glove next year. Because of the success of the possum fur blend with wool, used in clothing, and the growth of that industry, there’s plenty of skins. We spent two years getting the tanning process right to provide an amazing grip. The grip works in the dry or in the rain. Once this South Pacific deal is going we’ve got the whole of Europe as well, but we have to get this going first.”

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Green Planet Director Greg Howard

White Dragon Golf is also a Kapiti Coast business, and you can be sure I will be asking Greg about his amazing deal with Fila.

 

 

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