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Baby Dolphin Pulled from the Waves and Killed by Humans as They Passed Her Around for Selfies

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A baby dolphin died in Santa Teresita, Argentina last week after it was taken out of the water by a swarm of people who wanted to take “selfie” photos with the animal. The horrific situation was documented by multiple phone cameras that were recording. The incident happened quickly, and the dolphin became lifeless after being out of the water for just moments.

The baby dolphin belonged to a rare breed called The Franciscana, or La Plata. This breed of dolphin is only found in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. According to The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), these dolphins are at risk of extinction, with only 30,000 left in the world.

According to Dolphins World:

The Franciscana dolphin, which is also called the La Plata River dolphin, is one of the rarest dolphins in South America. Due to this uniqueness, there is little known about it. It grows to be between 4 and 6 feet long, and weighs up to 115 pounds, and its body is a grayish brown color. Even though sightings of the Franciscana dolphin are scarce, it can be found in the Doce River, in Brazil, and the Peninsula Valdes in Argentina. It can also be found in the coastal waters of Uruguay. This is the only species of river dolphins that can be found in salt water.

Animal rights groups were quick to raise awareness about the situation and have cautioned against taking selfies with wild animals, something that should be common sense.

The Wildlife Foundation in Argentina issued a statement that said, “The Franciscana, like other dolphins, can not remain long above water. It has a very thick and greasy skin that provides warmth, so the weather quickly causes dehydration and death. Therefore, the occasion serves to inform the public about the urgent need to return to these dolphins to sea before the encounter with one on the shore. It is vital that people help to rescue these animals because every Franciscana counts now.”

It is understandable to be impressed and inspired by nature and to want to document and learn more about the earth and its creatures. However, it is important to not interfere with nature while we are observing it or be so interested in the buzz the photo will create on social media that you kill an innocent creature.


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    • Nice one! 😉

    • this planet sucks!! and I have a great life really but everytime I surf on intenet I get all dissapointed as hell of this human race! :,(

  • Somebody should tell those children that the idiot adults there killed the dolphin.

  • Idiots

  • SO STUPID !!!!!!!

  • now you know why aliens doesn’t reveal themselves, to much “circus” on this planet

  • So very sad that people are so fucking stupid

  • Stupid fuckers should be identified and prosecuted or even better executed

  • Because Argentinian

  • I would like to track down every person responsible and beat the holy fucking shit out of them, pass them around, take a selfie, and throw them to sharks.

    • too good for them

    • Yeah, be sure to go after the US military and their naval fleet too, for fucking up the environment with their sonars.

  • Not one person had the balls or brains to grab the dolphin and return it to the ocean, disgusting human beings.

    • I would’ve been furious seeing this in person.

    • i bet a few kids were left wondering what variety of scum their parents were/ are.

    • People are just getting dumb, dumb and dummer.

    • LOL
      No one snatched a dolphin out of the water, it would have been dead already or damn near dead to allow humans to get anywhere near it. Damn people, Think!

  • “We’re eeidiots babe, it’s a wonder that we still know how to breathe.”

  • Those werent tourists. They were obviously locals speaking in their native language

  • more zika please

  • Equivalent to suffocating the poor thing; left alone could of had a slim change of survival atleast. SAD IDIOTS!!

  • Freaks!

  • If only people had as much sympathy for humans.

    • We are not discussing humans here. Period. This is about a poor defenseless dolphin

    • They attack sharks. We’re also part of the food chain and if you swim up on shore…. Sorry.

  • Group behaviour at its best, no-one in control, just a bunch of useless humans thinking that they are ultimate! The only ultimate that they are is ultimate primate! Cave people, disgrace to humans

    • 1 person has a brain, 2 people have half a brain, 3 or more have no brain…..

  • Fuck all of these people

  • What they don’t tell you about this story is the fleet of US naval ships all around the world with their sonars driving mass whales and dolphins crazy mad, driving them to beach ashore.

  • I’m overwhelmed with how many idiots are allowed in one photo, when I look at it all I see are morons, morons everywhere..

  • Scum the lot of them !

  • This changes my opinion of Argentina. I heard about this yesterday, those fuckers should go work in the cove, where they can kill as many dolphins as they want, and take as many selfies as they want. Dirty, disgusting humans.

  • you sick people .you cant be trusted with anything.

  • Time for lawsuits and criminal charges, right?

  • Hence the Unconscious.

  • All these morons should be dumped in the ocean with no lifejacket… so the sharks can have a feast of raw human steak.

  • Wow embarrassed and ashamed for the human race. What the crap is wrong with people today. What a wicked world now isnt this evil showing itself and it has the potential to get worse.

  • what country was this in????

  • All these idiots should be charged with cruelty to animals!!

  • One word, democracy.

  • What’s wrong with people? They’re breathing.

  • Pieces of shit evryone of them. Wish they would have picked up a stingray.

  • Sick f*ckers were still takin’ selfies after it passed.

  • people are really so dam stupid if some does that to their kids see how they like it, these dolphins save people when they are in danger and people thank them by killing them.

    • I agree with all of you, they have to go after the dumb human to the little dumb humans,

  • Wow… People are stupid.

  • Fuck

  • gggrrrr!!!!!!!

  • ?

  • go and

  • This was just plain murder and each person photographed at the time should have been arrested and fined and made to do Community Service work and shold have been locked up.

    • Here here that’s what should be done

  • it could be argued that an animal grabbed and dragged away , killed , packed and sold for food in the shade of the meat industry also ougth to have peoples symphaty. Guess the lot of youse are proper vegetarians!

    • Not even close to being the same, do think they ate the dolphin? That dolphin was probably smarter than most people in that picture.

    • Rick Wright probably and you included. go visit your local slaughterhouse

    • Its more about the totally lack of consciousness these narracistic vain selfile hungry assholes did, the ‘selfie’ craze has made people become so dependent on others approval that their selfishness totally made them miss the fact that they were killing an animal.

    • The more vegetarians, the more meat for me

    • No that’s called the food chain part of human nature. Killing an animal for no point or purpose is disgraceful. Kind of like hunting for sport. Hunting for food has been a thing since humans came to existence. A necessary evil essential to survival, unless you prefer pesticide ridden chemical soaked government issued gmo crap.

    • yeah I can see you out there running around with a bow and arrow mr environMENTAL

  • This is heartbreaking wasn’t there one person who objected to this

  • Stupid people…, all for selfies. Poor dolphin. When are people going to smarten up? F*cking selfies taken with this animal caused its death…., all for ”Look at me and a dolphin” picture. Idiots! Then appears later on Facebook with many different people saying ”OMG it was living when I passed it on to the crowd behind me”!

  • Jesus christ this has been showing up on my feeds for days now! Yes I know it happened, it was tragic, it makes me sad and I don’t need to see it every day already!

  • stel ijdele idioten !!!

  • 100s People are being bombed by drones and killed by soldiers who are “just doing there job” EVERY DAY and no one bats an eye lid….

    One baby dolphin dies and everyone loses there fucking mind

    • Sooooo… people don’t have a right to be infuriated by this as well?… lmao

    • Yes, just like I have the right to be infuriated when a baby gets his face blown off by an American Patriot missile or when innocent people are inprisoned and raped by army personnel in order to extract information they don’t have… We pick what we are pissed off over

    • you literally just reaffirmed her argument. just like you have the right to be upset over baby faces getting blown off (source?) people have a right to be upset over the dolphin.

    • I agree with you Zishan Din

    • Jonathan Lyte yeah, I did, didn’t I.

    • Just because we’re upset about a dolphin doesn’t mean we’re not upset about those things, too…

  • People are SICK in todays society………..SICK SICK SICK

  • Yeah, they kinda fucked up on this one..

  • Humans are a cancer on this living Earth. Argue all you want, it will not make this fact untrue.

  • Stupid Mexicans

  • This infuriated me initially, but I think the problem here is ignorance and lack of education. The way they were petting it and adoring it showed they didn’t mean harm. They literally loved it to death.

  • Stupidity should be painful!

  • cant fix stupid

  • There is no cure for selfish stupidity

  • Human beings suck.

  • Disco disco type country….expect anything different?

  • Sick

  • they did it deliberatly knowing they would cause harm but you cannot underestimate the capacity of the mob for cruelty

  • Everyone of these people should be charged with the crime of killing the dolphin.

    • It might not be a crime in Argentina to kill a dolphin

  • We should all cry for Argentina

  • Assholes!!!!!!!!

  • Mass ignorance!

  • Assholes

  • so now they got a pic of them killing a baby dolphin hope there realy happy and show it there friends 🙁 what they have done

  • Its also not true.

  • David Ho LOL passed it around for selfies hahahahaha

  • Disgraceful. Poor animal

  • We as a group are not the intelligent race. Not even close

  • STUPID BASTARDS!

  • They dhould all staked down on the beach out in the sun until there dead stupid FUCKS !!!!!! MAN THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS !!!!!

  • Best thing to be done is ban breeding of humans—most stupid cunts on earth–

  • OMG! That’s just heart breakihng!! I can’t believe that as humanbeings we have so little regard for ANYTHING that’s breathing!!

  • Remember KARMA ,they will pay for their ignorance!!!!!

  • SICKENING AND SO PISSED.

  • Idiots!

  • People is stupid by nature!! Humans will destroy their own race and sadly others, I can’t wait to see when it happens, maybe a big atomic bomb is necessary , honestly this planet needs to be human clean asap !!

    • I say the same thing all the time! We are a virus on the galaxy…..just imagine what space traveling humans coyld destroy!

    • Correction, people ARE stupid…

    • Set an example for the rest of us and kill youself

    • Wes .. i would rather it starts with the most stupid ones … be my guest.

  • I can’t even… 🙁

  • See what us stupid humans have come down to. Killing innocent mammals for the sake of a stupid picture. Poor dolphin it makes me want to track down each of them and drown each of them.

  • Sick fucks

  • Retards!

  • Selfishness kills! There you go humans… You’ll once destroy all the nature and animals by your ignorance and stupidity… Smh

  • But everyone on this comment section will have some sort of animal flesh for dinner. Hypocrites.

  • Could have already been dead?

  • All the people here should be tracked down and fined for animal cruelty! The absolute stupidity of some humans is beyond infuriating! A poor innocent sentient being has died so these asshats could get some likes on social media

  • Again just for the record 1.5 billion animals are killed every week just for a taste in your mouth. Wake up!!! For a selfie or for taste it’s the same it’s all a selfish act. But ignorance is bliss hey.

    • Its about as selfish as a lion eating a gazelle.

    • Danny Crespo we do not die if we stop eating meat and by the way have a look at what we are doing to the lion they not gonna be around for much longer. Animals that need meat fine but us it just for taste.

  • Selfies of the selfish & stupid who are to stupid to realise how selfish they are. I do believe that the disgust we feel will manifest in bad karma for these people who are a waste of oxygen.

  • most are selfish..

  • Facebook and smartphones/desperate need to be cool and hip. People are a fuckin plague.

  • People should be charged with animal cruelty for this

  • Take this.

  • The fluoride is working.

  • Never underestimate the power of stupidity.

  • These pathetic maggots should be charged with animal cruelty; kids and elderly included.

  • The eradication of human existence from this planet by the hands of none other than ourselves is very near my selfish brothers and sisters.

  • F#cking ego’s + their selfies….. WTF

  • I just don’t have words for this…

  • Disgusting..

  • Good night!

  • There has been a lot of young sick dolphins washing ashore at a beach I go frequently. They are so obviously sick. people taking pictures, bothering them, and forget about the people with dogs, they let the dogs play with them,it’s sickening.

  • Aiyoo!

  • Manavatvam marugai pothunnadi

  • Stupid perhaps that is why they live in a socialist place

  • Disgusting ego maniac idiots!!!!

  • Typical. Idiots.

  • Socialist education.

  • Look at these filthy thugs…

  • (sic) :/

  • if this upsets you, why not stand up for the hundreds of dolphins slaughtered daily at Taiji Japan??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXgugySbzTo

    • Everybody thinks the cove is terrible, that does not make this less terrible.

  • fucking idiots some people are just so fucking dumb

  • This is so disgusting. Makes me ashamed of humans

  • Sick! They should all be arrested.

  • This makes me sick to my stomach.

  • I ask my self that question every day

  • fucking assholes

  • LOL
    No one snatched a dolphin out of the water, it would have been dead already or damn near dead to allow humans to get anywhere near it. Damn people, Think!

    • It was a baby. Defenseless.

    • Wendy Ann Sperling a baby dolphin can swim many many times faster than most fish and a gold fish can out swim any human. Adult dolphins would have never allowed that. The baby had to be dead or dying.
      Don’t forget that dolphins are the most intelligent animals on Earth, humans are second

  • UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'(

  • just disgusted with them :(((((( poor thing 🙁

  • Idk, but by that picture, the people don’t appear too bright.

  • DUMB ASSES!

  • Wow

  • Your going to get yours from KARMA. Good luck burning in Hell on Earth.

  • The moment has come that selfies are more important than an animal and probably also a human life? I think it answers your question The Free Thought Project.com, what is going to kill us in 2017: the selfie

  • I hope they all feel ashamed if they don’t they should!

  • Yes! THAT “REALLY REALLY” pissed me OFF! >:( IDIOTS!!

  • You all these idiots we have on this planet I say take all and just beat them if they die o well fuck it. I’m just soo fucking sick if the stupidity & ignorance in people

  • well it’s in South America … So pretty much expected.

  • That’s nice. Dumbasses

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