Whale Activist Dies in Sadly Ironic Way

An endangered whale killed an anti-whaling activist who attempted to free the animal from a net, according to Canadian officials.

Lobster fisherman Joe Howlett rescued a North Atlantic right whale trapped in a tangled fishing line Monday, but seconds after the rescue, Howlett was struck and killed by the whale.

Howlett helped found a whale rescue group and was personally involved in saving about two dozen whales in the past 15 years.

Fellow rescuers don’t think the whale was malicious, but a freak accident.


Originally published by the Daily Caller.