This confirms that some human beings are absolutely the worse species on the face of the planet. People have no regard for “life” in general. We take it for granted. This story absolutely tears my soul to shreds. I grew up handling dolphins, and they are the most sensitive, wonderful creatures one could ever encounter.
A baby dolphin was killed last week in Argentina after beachgoers ripped the animal out of the ocean; all so they could snap a few selfies with it.
To make matters worse, the dolphin was a Franciscan dolphin, an animal considered “vulnerable” with fewer than 30,000 remaining in the wild.
In a highly disturbing video, a man is seen scooping the animal up out of the water and allowing crowds to gather around. The video ends with the animal lying motionless in the mud. Several people even continued to take photos as it lay gasping for air just feet from the ocean.
In a statement, the Argentine Wildlife Foundation said in part,
“The potential for recovery of this species is very low. The Franciscan, like other dolphins, can not long remain above water. It has a very thick and greasy skin that provides warmth, so the weather will quickly cause dehydration and death.”