Metro- An endangered baby dolphin died because tourists pulled it out of the ocean for selfies.
The young Franciscan dolphin was killed at the beach resort of Santa Teresita in Buenos Aires last week, after a throng of visitors roughly grabbed the animal and passed it around.
After throwing the animal around like a trophy, the tourists then left it to die in the sand.
In pictures captured by witness Hernan Coria, some people can even be seen taking photos of the mammal’s lifeless body.
‘The Franciscan, like other dolphins, cannot remain above water for long,’ they wrote on their website. ‘It has a very thick and greasy skin that provides warmth, so the weather quickly causes dehydration and death.’
A spokesperson for Peta added: ‘In their efforts to get a novelty “selfie”, these holidaymakers showed a naïve – and ultimately fatal – disregard for life by hauling this baby dolphin out of the sea, where he or she belonged.
You ever have one of those "I hate people" moments? This is definitely one for me. I wish I could sit here and say it's an "I hate THESE people specifically" moment, but the sample size is far too large. Fifty fucking people huddled around a baby dolphin, and not one of them was outspoken enough to be like "hey, uh, guys, I don't know if you know this, but dolphins can't actually breathe on land". I don't want to endorse mass homicide, but it's times like this that you really wish the Columbine kids had a little patience and better intentions.
This is how you know life isn't fair. If the world was just we would identify every person in this photo, take them to a public pool, and hold their head under water for as long as this baby dolphin was above water. Either that or we would strap cinderblocks to their feet and drop them in at the tank at the local aquarium to watch them die slowly as they desperately search for oxygen. Dead baby dolphins aren't going to be enough to deter selfie culture. We need people to perish to prove just how detrimental society's incessant need to photograph ourselves can be. I'm not exactly on the verge of joining PETA, but I don't think I have to be to feel sickened by watching a group of self indulgent dickheads withhold a baby from it's primary source of life. Especially since they didn't even get an original selfie by doing so. Be more basic baby dolphin murderers, be more basic.
P.S. Gotta wonder how many 'likes' the kid in the green shorts got on a closeup picture of a dead dolphin. That fucking loser must be a hell of a follow.