Selfie-obsessed idiots kill baby dolphin at Spanish resort
Wednesday, 16 August 2017


A baby dolphin has died after sunbathers reportedly pulled it from the sea and posed for selfies with it on a packed tourist beach.
The small female, still of breastfeeding age, lost its mother and became stranded in shallow waters off the coast of southern Spain.

Holidaymakers allegedly took it out of the water, before stroking it and passing it round for pictures on the beach in Mojacar last week.

Children were seen accidentally covering the creature's blowhole as they joined the crowds gathering around to photograph and touch it.

Marine conservationists raced to the scene at the seaside resort in Almerķa province, which is popular with British ex-pats and tourists. 

However, the dolphin was already dead when they arrived.
Equinac, a group which protects marine wildlife in the area, reported the heartbreaking incident on its Facebook page.

It criticised the bathers for being "obsessed" with taking photographs.

It said: "Humans are the most irrational animal there is. Many people are unable to feel empathy for a living being which is frightened, starving hungry, without its mother and terrified. In their selfishness, all they want is to photograph it and touch it, even if the animal is suffering from stress."

Equinac claimed hundreds of bathers rushed towards the animal, desperate for a glimpse or a photo, after it was pulled out of the water.
It said the lifeguard "lost his nerve when he saw hundreds of people rushing towards the animal".

Equinac experts arrived 15 minutes later, but the animal was already dead. 

 



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