Metro- The woman can be seen in pictures grabbing the unsuspecting swan’s wing and dragging it up onto the shoreline of Lake Ohrid. She then reportedly took a picture and abandoned the swan.
The swan ‘remained motionless after the encounter’, Macedonia Online reports.
A similar incident took place last month in Argentina. A Franciscan dolphin reportedly died after tourists pulled it out of the ocean to take pictures with it, though a photographer at the site refuted this claim.
You know what the sad thing this? This is actually more despicable than a group of tourists ripping a baby dolphin out of the water and playing hot potato with it until it stopped squirming. I realize that this is just one person and the animal in question is just a swan. However, the fact that there is one person out there that wants a selfie with a swan is more worrisome than the fact that there are a hundred people that want a selfie with a baby dolphin. A person that thinks a picture with a dolphin is worth taking it's life needs to be harshly reprimanded. A person that thinks a picture with a swan is worth taking it's life needs to be promptly executed. A swan may be one of the better looking birds, but at the end of the day it's just a fucking bird, and birds are the worst. Birds are the only reason I will never use an 'All Lives Matter' hashtag. I have never, and will never feel remorse when a creature that flies gets killed. You don't want to meet an untimely demise than do a better job of not landing in unsafe territory. After all, you have the entire sky at your disposal.
Still, while I value a baby dolphin's rights more than I value bird rights (shoutout to David Stern), I refuse to let a woman that was so obsessed with posing with a winged animal off the hook. Especially since a picture of an overweight chick with a bird is worth 10 'likes' tops. We need to end the madness somewhere, and this lady - AKA the one that flew over the cuckoo's nest - is a hell of a place to put our foot down. We should hire a team to drag her fat ass across a rocky shore line before leaving her to get pecked to the death by the species whose population she just accidentally decreased.