It was good until they started talking about whales
Actually, the whale guy seemed believable to my perspective. If I ran into some PETA - I could see they would get into gross details about peppy mills and show me some extreme pictures from there phone... and I could see myself swatting that phone... Sorry, that you were grossed out by this. I wasn't sure if it was 'bad acting' or 'parody to extreme wacko - like PETA people.' (I took it as a parody)...
Actually, the ending makes sense because the whale guy was wacky.
PS... The story seemed to remind me of my short story "The Bear Trap" (but no dead whales in that story)