Baby Dolphin Dies After Being Passed Around by Tourists Taking Selfies

  • metta

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    Feb 18, 2016 11:10 PM GMT
    Baby Dolphin Dies After Being Passed Around by Tourists Taking Selfies



    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the dolphin as vulnerable to extinction. There are roughly 30,000 left in the world.


    http://ecowatch.com/2016/02/18/dolphin-dies-selfies/
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 18, 2016 11:12 PM GMT
    I can't even watch that. It's like watching the Cecil the Lion's baby get shot.icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 19, 2016 2:11 AM GMT
    metta saidBaby Dolphin Dies After Being Passed Around by Tourists Taking Selfies



    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the dolphin as vulnerable to extinction. There are roughly 30,000 left in the world.

    http://ecowatch.com/2016/02/18/dolphin-dies-selfies/


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    Horrible, this is why at any opportunity I nearly always warn people who might encounter a wild dolphin to not harass them, as I did here:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/4149760
    theantijock said...While in Sarasota see if you can get a boat for a few hours and probably you'll have a dolphin encounter. Look to enjoy but do not harass. They are protected. There's a little lunch spot you can pull up to on the inside of new pass and just on the outside you can anchor and swim over by the Chart House. If they come over when your are swimming they can touch you if they want but you should not swim to them....


    That little thing should have been kept in the water with maybe one or two people to help it and an immediate call to the professionals to save it.

    If we don't see ourselves as the guardian of this planet, we're fucked.
  • interestingch...

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    Feb 19, 2016 9:59 PM GMT
    The intelligence of some people astound me, that poor thing didn't stand a chance, I hope they are proud of themselves and feel very guilty.
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    Feb 20, 2016 10:16 PM GMT
    Perfect example of why I like animals SO much more than humans.

    First thing that should have been done, and should be instinct, would be to get the poor innocent creature back into the deep water.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 21, 2016 2:11 AM GMT
    What is the matter with people these daysicon_question.gificon_mad.gif Don't they realize that a dolphin is a marine creature that needs to be in the water in order to survive and thrive. Too damned busy taking selfies, miserable bastardsicon_mad.gif
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    Feb 21, 2016 5:38 AM GMT
    Mob mentality. As a large group, people are too stupid to do the right thing. One person just needed to take the animal to the water to give it a potential chance of survival. I guess nobody wanted to be the turd in the punchbowl.
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    Feb 21, 2016 5:42 AM GMT
    Yes it was in the newspaper. Such a horrible incident. The fact it happened to such a cute creature that also happens to be a vulnerable specie for extinction makes it even worse.
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    Feb 21, 2016 6:00 AM GMT
    http://us.whales.org/issues/what-to-do-if-you-find-live-stranded-whale-or-dolphin
    A. How to help a live stranded whale or dolphin

    1. Send for help. The most important thing is to seek out an expert to help. Many countries have "strandings networks" of experts who are specially trained in how to deal with stranding emergencies and have veterinary specialists associated with them. Their involvement will help to ensure that the stranded individuals are treated kindly and appropriately.

    In the UK use these numbers to call for help

    In the USA call the WDC office. Staff from WDC's North American office in New England volunteer for the Cape Cod Strandings Network (tel. 508 743 9548 to report a stranding) and the New England Aquarium (24hr hotline - 617 973 5247).

    2. Calmly approach to make sure the blowhole (through which the whale or dolphin breaths) is not blocked or underwater. If you can find adequate assistance and you are confident in what you are doing it may be helpful to gently roll the individual onto their front (belly), so that the blowhole is facing upwards (whales and dolphins often strand on their sides) and it is helpful to keep their skins wet with water. However, do not at any point pull on its fins or tail and be very careful not to get water down the blowhole.

    4. Do not drag the whale or dolphin back to the water. This may cause it a serious injury.

    5. Keep people and dogs away - to reduce the stress to which the whale or dolphin is exposed.

    6. Wait for expert help and be very careful as these are large, powerful creatures.
  • Antarktis

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    Feb 21, 2016 3:47 PM GMT
    Have they identified any of the perpetrators?
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    Feb 21, 2016 4:05 PM GMT
    Antarktis saidHave they identified any of the perpetrators?


    YouTube identifies the beach in Argentina. The USA has laws providing marine mammals with protected status. I don't know if they have that to prosecute. But certainly they should at least teach. Certainly by this so the death is not entirely in vain.

    A quick google found this
    http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/international_marine_mammal_project18/
    ...An Argentinian regulation, in effect since 1986, forbids the export of wild indigenous fauna, and wild animals are considered by the National Constitution to be commonweal, belonging to the State and to all Argentinian people....

    ..."I'm proud of the decision adopted by CITES Argentina and the Secretariat of Environment that supports Argentina's policies of protecting whales, dolphins, and other marine species," says Gabriela Bellazzi, WEF's president.


    That from an unrelated story seems to indicate some protections there, but I've no idea as to its extent.
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    Feb 21, 2016 4:14 PM GMT
    This reminds me of the Minnesota dentist who shot a lion after being told it was legal. Very unfortunate. He was almost forced out of his practice and had to go into hiding after the story went viral. He was receiving endless death threats.

    Mob mentality indeed. Y'all should form a mob and track these dolphin abusers down...





  • Relajado

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    Feb 23, 2016 8:59 AM GMT
    desertmuscl saidThis reminds me of the Minnesota dentist who shot a lion after being told it was legal. Very unfortunate. He was almost forced out of his practice and had to go into hiding after the story went viral. He was receiving endless death threats.

    Mob mentality indeed. Y'all should form a mob and track these dolphin abusers down...







    Because it is vile.

    Mob mentality is what killed the dolphin.

    The reaction is us protecting the animals from savage psychotic apes.