A Walrus named Freya achieved celebrity status in Norway. She got so popular that crowds would get a little too close, creating a risk for Freya and for curious humans. But then, “the decision to euthanize Freya … brought an abrupt end to her summer of stardom.” Freya the walrus delighted Norway. Her death has left the country divided.

+ Why Freya the Walrus is the perfect metaphor for our times. “This glorious creature was forced to leave her home because of man, was then deemed a danger because of her proximity to man, and then had her cruelly life taken away by man.” Oh, man.