Australian officials decided to euthanize a young whale that was determined to be terminally ill and had beached itself on a sandbar.
The method they chose has sparked debate.
After deciding that shooting the young whale may have not succeeded on the first try, causing increased suffering; they opted for an explosive solution.
Same have criticized the method as cruel or wrong, but it is the method officially sanctioned by the International Whaling Commission.
I couldn't find any video of this particular episode, but here is one showing the downside of using explosives on whales.