Re "Whale caught in May was hunted in 1890," June 13
I was struck by the casual nature of the story of the murder of one of nature's most splendid creatures, a 50-ton bowhead whale at least a century old. This majestic mammal was killed in the exact same manner as a previous attempt a century earlier: an exploding bomb lance. Have we learned nothing in more than a century of carnage? We should be ashamed for allowing this egregious tradition to continue into the 21st century.