Tourists killed a baby dolphin by taking selfies with it

Tourists killed a baby dolphin by taking selfies with it
Dolphins are probably the most magnificent aquatic creatures. But just like all other sea animals, they need to stay in the water to survive. Especially when they are still babies. We didn't think we'd have to explain this to anyone, but a recent tragic event in Argentina proved us wrong.

According to a report from the Argentinian media La Capital, a group of tourists found a baby dolphin washed ashore at the beach of San Bernardo. Instead of helping it back into the water, though, they started touching the poor animal and taking selfies with it. One beachgoer even caught it on video that made its way to Twitter.


A woman by the name of Claudia told La Capital that once everyone had their fun, the group left the dolphin for dead. She claims that the animal was still breathing at the time, but everyone said it had already passed, and refused to return it in the water.

This is the second report of a baby dolphin killed because of people's selfies for less than a year. Last February, a man at another Argentinian beach caught a baby Franciscana dolphin and brought it ashore for a few snaps. The poor creature didn't handle the heat out of the water, especially with everyone passing it around, and it died before the tourists could return it to the water.

While we do understand people's desire to take an awesome selfie, we'd like to implore everyone to be a bit more considerate while on their perfect selfie hunt. Always think carefully how your actions could impact the environment or your own safety.

Source: LaCapital (Translated) via Cnet

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20 Comments

1. mahima

Posts: 731; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

somethings bound to happen in this selfie world

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

These people should be tortured!

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

send them to Harambe

10. mahima

Posts: 731; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

sometimes, it's really is a hopeless world

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

So this is the second time this has happed right, damn ppl are stupid.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2371; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Wishing other human beings to be inflicted with undue pain or even death, just because they're not the greatest representation of human compassion makes you seem just as bad as them. It's really immature

6. gg555

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I don't think the poster above thinks the torture would be "undue." It seems they think if someone killed a baby dolphin through extreme negligence and narcissism they are in fact due for a punishment. Also, why exactly should we have "compassion" for people who negligently torture and kill baby dolphins, just to get a selfie, as you suggest? Perhaps torturing these people, as the poster above calls for, is not the best idea, but it really holds no water to say as you do that some sort of response is "undue," nor does it make any sense to say that baby dolphin killers deserve "compassion."

16. JMartin22

Posts: 2371; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It's just people like you use absurd rhetoric and depictions to vent your frustration. I don't think you comprehend the gravity of the things you claim. Then again, that's just mob mentality.

7. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

"Aww how cute. Let's keep petting it and take pics and cheer it back to health cuz we just luuve dolphins!" How dumb can these people get!!

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and after that, their new facebook's status will be like "like this status to bring this baby dolphin back to life"

8. AmitD

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 25, 2017

Killfie...such a shame..

9. peace247 unregistered

What?!!... How can someone be so stupid?!

12. SailfishOS

Posts: 108; Member since: Nov 06, 2016

Stupid people

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

f**k these people and their selfies.

15. yalokiy

Posts: 1012; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Sad story..

17. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

probably dolphine died because they looked ugly and had low iq

18. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Why should we be surprise by this type of human behavior? We in America, and around the world, murder millions of unborn babies a year - are their lives any less important than dolphins babies? Now you may not agree with me and that is fine but I ask why would this capacity and propensity of humanity to be totally deprave surprise us? I see it in myself and if you are all honest about it is in all of you too in some degree or another. So, no surprise here just human beings being human beings ( what come in our nature - selfishness)..

19. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 145; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

here.... let me hold you under water where you cant breathe and take a bunch of selfies... people are stupid. smartphones have dumbed down humanity for sure.

20. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

truly sad tbh.not surprised on the other hand.we are doomed.

21. nanozander

Posts: 97; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Awaiting interstellar visitors to pick these people up for selfies and leave their corps floating in orbit cause as they would put it "...but, they were already dead."

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