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2022-08-14 10:15:35 AM  
people suck.
 
2022-08-14 10:22:36 AM  
Why can't we put down the people instead?
I hope everyone who got a close picture of Freya recognizes what a-holes they are. This includes the fisheries dept that made this decision.

/not sure I would expect better from a population that supports whaling, though
 
2022-08-14 10:40:57 AM  
Suffering the consequences of people's stupidity and unwillingness to follow simple directions?

Seems like we all are the Walrus.
 
2022-08-14 10:45:50 AM  

BigMax: Suffering the consequences of people's stupidity and unwillingness to follow simple directions?

Seems like we all are the Walrus.


Goo goo g'joob!
 
2022-08-14 10:46:56 AM  
Ugh. Remember what happened the last time we murdered an animal because of a person's stupidity? Harambe's death kicked off this whole chain of disasters. Freya didn't deserve to die just because people were being idiots.
 
2022-08-14 11:39:41 AM  
He added that other options had been considered, including moving Freya out of the fjord, but they had been discarded out of concern for the welfare of the walrus.

We could move the walrus out of here, or we could do what's best for the walrus and listen to the demands of rich people saying we should kill it to keep it from sinking more of their boats.  Hmm. *Bang*. It really was the best thing for the walrus.
 
2022-08-14 1:50:55 PM  
Just farking move her. What the fark.

Give her a few chances and even then.. What the fark.
 
2022-08-14 1:51:45 PM  
Wait, so people refused to read the sign to leave the walrus alone, so they up and killed the Walrus?

Sounds like a strategy the Republican Party has for maintaining election integrity.
 
2022-08-14 1:52:24 PM  
This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2022-08-14 1:52:31 PM  

koder: He added that other options had been considered, including moving Freya out of the fjord, but they had been discarded out of concern for the welfare of the walrus.

We could move the walrus out of here, or we could do what's best for the walrus and listen to the demands of rich people saying we should kill it to keep it from sinking more of their boats.  Hmm. *Bang*. It really was the best thing for the walrus.


Walruses are notorious in their desire for the sweet embrace of death. It was the only option.
 
2022-08-14 1:55:32 PM  
Why can't they just euthanize all the people that got too close instead?
 
2022-08-14 1:58:32 PM  

koder: He added that other options had been considered, including moving Freya out of the fjord, but they had been discarded out of concern for the welfare of the walrus.

We could move the walrus out of here, or we could do what's best for the walrus and listen to the demands of rich people saying we should kill it to keep it from sinking more of their boats.  Hmm. *Bang*. It really was the best thing for the walrus.


Temporary discomfort or death?

/read that in Eddie Izzard's voice
 
2022-08-14 1:59:22 PM  

MythDragon: Why can't they just euthanize all the people that got too close instead?


My sign:

If you step beyond this forcefield you will die.
It's best for the walrus.
 
2022-08-14 1:59:26 PM  

greentea1985: Ugh. Remember what happened the last time we murdered an animal because of a person's stupidity? Harambe's death kicked off this whole chain of disasters. Freya didn't deserve to die just because people were being idiots.


But she sank boats worth hundreds, even thousand of dollars! The tyranny had to be put to an end
 
2022-08-14 2:01:03 PM  
We still can't euthanize politicians to protect people
 
2022-08-14 2:01:48 PM  
Cheaper to kill than to relocate, I imagine there's a zoo somewhere that she could have become a prime attraction, But then people would be biatching about putting her in a zoo even if the alternative was death
 
2022-08-14 2:03:42 PM  
Put up no trespassing and warning signs.

Let them fark around and find out just how deadly a walrus can be.

Some idiots only learn things the hard way.
 
2022-08-14 2:03:52 PM  

koder: He added that other options had been considered, including moving Freya out of the fjord, but they had been discarded out of concern for the welfare of the walrus.

We could move the walrus out of here, or we could do what's best for the walrus and listen to the demands of rich people saying we should kill it to keep it from sinking more of their boats.  Hmm. *Bang*. It really was the best thing for the walrus.


"Tranquilizing a walrus" is perilously close to "euthanizing a walrus" plus the stress of relocating her to a new location and hoping she can be integrated into a new herd. Walruses are social animals, so it isn't like they can just take her to a nice place and say "Here ya go!" Whatever caused her to be separated and living in the fjord and adopt humans as her new herd, it's something that would need to be overcome in releasing her back into the wild.
 
2022-08-14 2:04:02 PM  
They killed her for being too friendly. Wtf. I would rather she kill ten dumb dumbs who choose to get to close to a wild animal than kill her over nothing. Fark the assholes that killed her.
 
2022-08-14 2:05:34 PM  

maxandgrinch: We still can't euthanize politicians to protect people


We still aren't even allowed to euthanize ourselves if we want to.
 
2022-08-14 2:05:50 PM  
Not as horrific as those beach goers in Australia caught a baby dolphin by hand that swam in too close (out of curiosity probably) and passed it from person to person until it died of fright (probably) or from being out of water too long.
 
2022-08-14 2:06:45 PM  
The logic escapes me.  I don't care what the walrus was doing or not doing.  It's not like she was a grizzly that can run 30 mph and catch you in a heartbeat.....walrus' are basically slow moving mountains and threaten no one but morons who get way too close.  People don't need protection from walrus', walrus' need protection from people.  Killing her was stupid.
 
2022-08-14 2:07:29 PM  
"People refused warnings not to get too close to the 1,300lb (600kg) animal, putting her and themselves at risk."

YOU DID IT AGAIN HUMANITY! You did it again.
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2022-08-14 2:08:52 PM  
What a farked up story. They could have protected the Walrus from stoopid humans, but it was cheaper to kill it.
 
2022-08-14 2:09:35 PM  

Gyrfalcon: koder: He added that other options had been considered, including moving Freya out of the fjord, but they had been discarded out of concern for the welfare of the walrus.

We could move the walrus out of here, or we could do what's best for the walrus and listen to the demands of rich people saying we should kill it to keep it from sinking more of their boats.  Hmm. *Bang*. It really was the best thing for the walrus.

"Tranquilizing a walrus" is perilously close to "euthanizing a walrus" plus the stress of relocating her to a new location and hoping she can be integrated into a new herd. Walruses are social animals, so it isn't like they can just take her to a nice place and say "Here ya go!" Whatever caused her to be separated and living in the fjord and adopt humans as her new herd, it's something that would need to be overcome in releasing her back into the wild.


You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. You also block 100% of the shots that are taken when the goal is sealed with concrete forever.
 
2022-08-14 2:14:29 PM  

ace in your face: They killed her for being too friendly. Wtf. I would rather she kill ten dumb dumbs who choose to get to close to a wild animal than kill her over nothing. Fark the assholes that killed her.


Well, to be fair, they do the same to bears
 
2022-08-14 2:20:29 PM  

ace in your face: maxandgrinch: We still can't euthanize politicians to protect people

We still aren't even allowed to euthanize ourselves if we want to.


Move to Canada, you can there. 10,064 people did so in 2021(latest year the numbers are available for).
 
2022-08-14 2:23:13 PM  

koder: He added that other options had been considered, including moving Freya out of the fjord, but they had been discarded out of concern for the welfare of the walrus.

We could move the walrus out of here, or we could do what's best for the walrus and listen to the demands of rich people saying we should kill it to keep it from sinking more of their boats.  Hmm. *Bang*. It really was the best thing for the walrus.


This reminds me of people saying that the reason that they hunt is because of how beautiful the animals are.

There are really weird short circuits in a lot of people's brains when it comes to animals.
 
2022-08-14 2:25:06 PM  
That sucks.  Freya was the best thing to come out of Oslo since Dag Hammarskjold.

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Who sits on his throne in Valhalla, judging us all.
 
2022-08-14 2:28:02 PM  
She was delicious.
 
2022-08-14 2:28:41 PM  

elvisaintdead: people suck.


Done in one.

/thread closed
 
2022-08-14 2:30:52 PM  
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2022-08-14 2:34:01 PM  
They killed the wrong celebrity walrus.
 
2022-08-14 2:35:54 PM  

greentea1985: Ugh. Remember what happened the last time we murdered an animal because of a person's stupidity? Harambe's death kicked off this whole chain of disasters. Freya didn't deserve to die just because people were being idiots.


Well we all did the dicks out for Harambe last time.

Ladies, you're up.
 
2022-08-14 2:37:09 PM  
Wouldn't it have been easier to EUTHANIZE all the ldiot tourist that wouldn't leave it alone?
 
2022-08-14 2:42:40 PM  

p51d007: Wouldn't it have been easier to EUTHANIZE all the ldiot tourist that wouldn't leave it alone?


If not easier, at least smarter.

If we did dumb shiat like this in America, we'd have no damn buffaloes left.
 
2022-08-14 2:43:21 PM  
I can't stop blubbering.
 
2022-08-14 2:45:17 PM  

Zizzowop: What a farked up story. They could have protected the Walrus from stoopid humans, but it was cheaper to kill it.


The stupidest decisions almost always come down to money.
 
2022-08-14 2:47:04 PM  

Claude Ballse: p51d007: Wouldn't it have been easier to EUTHANIZE all the ldiot tourist that wouldn't leave it alone?

If not easier, at least smarter.

If we did dumb shiat like this in America, we'd have no damn buffaloes left.


Ummm...we nearly did that with the buffaloes.
 
2022-08-14 2:49:11 PM  
She was euthanized because people are stupid. Walruses eat crabs and shellfish off the bottom, but are known to attack, kill, and eat seals - you do NOT want a half-ton of ocean predator learning that seal-sized humans are snackable.

A lot more could have and should have been done sooner to relocate her or ward people away from her, but here we are.
 
2022-08-14 2:51:48 PM  

Moose out front: Put up no trespassing and warning signs.

Let them fark around and find out just how deadly a walrus can be.

Some idiots only learn things the hard way.


That was my thought, too. A bunch of very blunt "Stay back! This creature can easily, accidently kill you! " signs in 7 or 8 languages and call it a day. WTF?
 
2022-08-14 2:52:07 PM  

BigChad: Claude Ballse: p51d007: Wouldn't it have been easier to EUTHANIZE all the ldiot tourist that wouldn't leave it alone?

If not easier, at least smarter.

If we did dumb shiat like this in America, we'd have no damn buffaloes left.

Ummm...we nearly did that with the buffaloes.


No, I'm talking about modern times. Even hunters in the 19th century knew to keep their damn distance.

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2022-08-14 2:54:26 PM  
Humanity doesn't deserve to exist.
 
2022-08-14 3:00:32 PM  
farking people.

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RIP friendly walrus.
 
2022-08-14 3:21:19 PM  
The greatest moment of the human race will be when we go extinct.
 
2022-08-14 3:33:14 PM  
So angry. Happiest thing to happen all summer and it ends like this for poor Freyja.
 
2022-08-14 3:39:24 PM  

gottagopee: She was euthanized because people are stupid. Walruses eat crabs and shellfish off the bottom, but are known to attack, kill, and eat seals - you do NOT want a half-ton of ocean predator learning that seal-sized humans are snackable.

A lot more could have and should have been done sooner to relocate her or ward people away from her, but here we are.


And a human-habituated large predator of any species is dangerous.  Same thing with bears--they get friendly with humans, they have to be killed.

Barricaded Gunman: That was my thought, too. A bunch of very blunt "Stay back! This creature can easily, accidently kill you! " signs in 7 or 8 languages and call it a day. WTF?


Because people don't respect the warnings.  It was basically kill the walrus, or wait for the walrus to harm/kill a person then kill the walrus.
.
 
2022-08-14 3:48:55 PM  

Claude Ballse: greentea1985: Ugh. Remember what happened the last time we murdered an animal because of a person's stupidity? Harambe's death kicked off this whole chain of disasters. Freya didn't deserve to die just because people were being idiots.

Well we all did the dicks out for Harambe last time.

Ladies, you're up.


Dicks doesn't trigger the filter?  Dicks. Dicks. Dicks.
 
2022-08-14 4:03:54 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: ace in your face: They killed her for being too friendly. Wtf. I would rather she kill ten dumb dumbs who choose to get to close to a wild animal than kill her over nothing. Fark the assholes that killed her.

Well, to be fair, they do the same to bears


I'm for bears. I literally used Yellowstone as an example when I was telling my fiance this story. Let these idiots find out. The animal shouldn't have to be killed to prevent idiots idioting. Let them take out their own trash.
 
2022-08-14 4:06:05 PM  

Boo_Guy: ace in your face: maxandgrinch: We still can't euthanize politicians to protect people

We still aren't even allowed to euthanize ourselves if we want to.

Move to Canada, you can there. 10,064 people did so in 2021(latest year the numbers are available for).


The day Canada declares they will give refugee status to Americans is the day I leave. I don't currently qualify for citizenship. I have considered getting married to my Canadian friend, but we are both engaged now so it would probably be awkward.
 
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