Saturday, April 23, 2005

Flipper Denied Right to Die

Via the Office of Homeland Security, a case where the value of life was affirmed:
In early March an estimated 80 rough-toothed dolphins stranded themselves in the shallows off Marathon in the Florida Keys.

Rescue workers and volunteers worked nonstop to help as many as they could to return to deep water. Some dolphins made it. About two dozen died.

. . .

In the pool, volunteers hold the dolphins and keep their blowholes out of the water so they can breathe.

A veterinarian injects the mammals with vitamin E to help with muscle cramping. Unable to eat on their own, they are fitted with a feeding tube to get them the needed nutrition.
Nice that these folks have been allowed to help the dolphins. The people caring for Terri Schiavo weren’t allowed to do the same thing.

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