Every creature in creation is valuable in itself. Every creature has value beyond being consumed for food or “entertainment.” Every creature has something to teach us. This is especially true of whales.
“What if the catalyst or the key to understanding creation lay somewhere in the immense mind of the whale? . . . Suppose if God came back from wherever it is he’s been and asked us smilingly if we’d figured it out yet. Suppose he wanted to know if it had finaly occurred to us to ask the whale. And then he sort of looked around and he said, ‘By the way, where are the whales?’ ”
— Cormac McCarthy in Of Whales and Men
“Where great whales come sailing by,
Sail and sail, with unshut eye,
Round the world for ever and aye?…”-Matthew Arnold (from the poem The Forsaken Merman)
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