For those of you who watch the news, you are no dout aware of the baby southern right whale that was abandonded and ended up in an NSW harbour. The decision has now come through to euthinase the whale as it is getting to sick to return to the wild successfully. My opinion is, we should have acted sooner. I agree that now the best option is to put the animal out of its misery. But i feel it should never have been alowed to get to this state in the first place. When we first became aware of the whale we should have found a way to fed it, and then towed it out when a pod went past and done our best to get another mother to adopt it, as whales do this if a mother is killed. However the naturalist in me feels otherwise. In the wild mothers abandon their young all the time. Animals have a better sence if there is somthing wrong with any particular animal. We dont know why Colin was abandoned, as far as we know it may have been becuase of some issue that may have turned up later in life. Either way, we never should have allowed him to suffer for so long. We should have put him down immediatly or made better attempts to save him. Id like to know how others feel about this terribly sad issue.