BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Too disgusted to even show the photos,

found this on Yahoo....Angry

 


A rare baby dolphin has died on the beach after selfish tourists pulled it from the ocean so they could take selfies with it.
Shocking footage from Santa Teresita beach in Buenos Aires, Argentina, shows the body of the marine mammal lying motionless on the floor as dozens of people surround it.
The Franciscana dolphin had been passed around between sun worshippers while they took out their phones and posed for pictures

It was then dumped on the side to die from dehydration and overheating from exposure to the sun.
A spokesperson for the Argentine Wildlife Foundation (AWF) condemned the actions of the tourists.
They said: “This serves to inform the public about the urgent necessity to return these dolphins to the sea as soon as possible.”
The footage sparked fury from viewers, many taking to Twitter to vent their anger at the actions of those on the beach

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Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I saw this on the news this morning, very distressing. I don't think that there was a cruise ship or passengers involved, but that won't stop the detractors from voicing an opinion or two. I wonder if the animal was distressed prior to being involved with people as they normally would want to keep their distance. 

Deniseg
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

OMG!!! I feel so terrible to read this :(
They should have gotten in the water with it instead. 
How sad!!!

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Very sad.   Thanks for not posting the photo.  I hope that all of those involved are tracked down and charged with cruelty to animals or what ever Argentina does in this type of event.  

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