Pilot Whales are Dumb

I mean they really are…they are always stranding…though the people who rush down to save them are dumber.


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  • Chris



    • Anonymous


      Hay is for cows, not pilot whales.

      • ConwayCaptain


        Krill!! Pilot Whales

        Cameron thinks you are dumb

  • Pete George

    Yes, it’s not nice to see pods of self destruction, but should humans interfere in natural dumbness of other species? Unless of course there’s a sound evolutionary reason for it (the beachings I mean).

    • There are bloody thousands of them…a few hundred beaching every year is neither here nor there.

  • Kiwidon

    Surely there must be a passing Japanese whaling processing ship……..!

  • ConwayCaptain

    Maybe they were piloting the Rena or the Costa Concordia and decided they better make a run for it before they were blamed.

  • Agent BallSack

    Should their name be changed to ‘Really dumb fucken whales who kill themselves needlessly’? Pilot Whales seems a bit of a misnomer.

    • John Q Pubic

      Maybe Schettino whales.

  • Kiwikea

    Why don’t they do a deal with Japan? Its win/win

  • They were only called pilot whales because
    they used to swim beside ships, guiding them into port. Agree those that strand
    there’s little we can do for – farewell spit is a trap for them on their migratory
    route as their echo sounding constantly gets fooled by the really low long sand
    bar if they miss the ocean side of the spit.

  • Lofty

    In the latest press release from the “child MP” “the blame lays squarely with the National led government and their 15 second delay in responding to the Rena grounding in the BOP”.

    “These pilot whales have beached in sympathy with the beaked whales who recently died upon beaching at Papamoa last weekend, which was a direct consequence of the Govt’s exceptionally slow response to the removal of whale killing contaminants contained in containers.” said the “Child MP”.

    “The Green party fully expects the stars to fall from the sky in the very near future, as Gaia mourns the loss of this large number of her siblings” said the “child MP

    “This National led Government has no compassion for Gaia and the creatures that sustain her” said the Child “and they should be ashamed of themselves”

    Press release ends

  • Paulus

    Leave 1000’s of years of nature to take its course. Stop interfering.

  • Boss Hogg

    They should be processed for food and any other useful parts as soon as they serve them selves up on a beach.

    Easy solution and the Greens should be happy as it is all Natural and Sustainable (That Damn word !!!!! arrrgh)

    • MrV

      I don’t think it’s been completely ruled out that some of the stranded whales may be sick/diseased. Not sure if eating that is necessarily a good idea.

      The greens do expect foods to be labelled correctly after all.

  • It is a somewhat sad sight to see whales dying on a beach. And quite a mess too once they’re dead, but it’s just something that happens. Saving them is weakening the species as stupid genes will be passed on to another generation. 

  • Anonymous

    I agree that they shouldn’t be saved. If they all want to win the pilot whale equivalent of a Darwin Award, then let them.
    This pod (ALL pods that strand) are the equivalent of those boofheads that do train-surfing. To my way of thinking, “if it’s stupid, let it die.”