A research group on sea mammals captured a rather odd porpoise on one of
Its peculiarity was that it had feet. After they had photographed and
measured the poor thing, they prepared to set it free.
“Wait a minute,” said one of the researchers, “Wouldn’t it be a kindness
if our ship’s doctor here were to amputate the feet so that it would be
like other porpoises?”
“Not on your life,” exclaimed the doctor, …
… “That would be defeeting the porpoise.”