California: NOC (9) a much beloved Beluga whale at the National Marine Mammal Foundation has not only mimicked human speech patterns, but has now added his voice to a rising tide of condemnation against the BBC’s handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal. In a six minute burst of low-frequency speech-like sounds recorded yesterday evening, researchers identified NOC as “unequivocally against” the abuses which took place, abuse in general, and any notion that the BBC may have covered it up.
NOC is the first talking whale of any type to condemn the scandal, though it should be noted that talking marine mammals are still thought to be something of a rarity. Meanwhile over 60% of apes in captivity around the globe who can Sign have also spoken out against the scandal and any who have not yet done so are now being viewed with extreme suspicion. Birds with the ability to mimic are still something of a grey area.
“Really, if an animal with the power of speech doesn’t want opinion to turn against it, I’d strongly suggest it gets on the condemnation bandwagon. And maybe also make some comments for good measure about stripping his Knighthood,” added Tim Courgette QC, legal adviser to Kesho the Gorilla at London Zoo
Kesho does not condone celebrity monkey business