Injured Dolphin Dies After Tourists Pose With It for Pictures

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A dolphin has died in China after suffering injuries, then being forced to pose for photographs with tourists, according to the Agence France-Presse.

The dolphin washed ashore in the Chinese province of Hainan on Sunday. The animal appeared to have suffered grave injuries. The Shanghai Daily newspaper quoted one expert who surmised that the dolphin might have collided with a fishing boat, causing the injuries that eventually led to its death from blood loss.

When the distressed dolphin washed ashore, a crowd of beach-goers surrounded it to take pictures. Several men lifted the dolphin out of the water while they flexed their muscles and posed for photographs.

Although the tourists involved did not cause the injuries that killed the dolphin, their failure to contact wildlife authorities or otherwise help the animal in any way has incited widespread outrage.

The men in the photos posted the images to popular Chinese social media website Sina Weibo, prompting anger from other users. Commented one user, "When even the basic respect of life is lost, I just want to say, how can I be proud of you, China?''


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Oh China...yet another time you show your lack of empathy towards animals. What a thoughtless race you are!

June 22 2013 at 12:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

bloody idiots,

June 22 2013 at 10:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Stupid humans

June 21 2013 at 2:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Self centered moronic idiots, with no thought of helping the poor creature! It's so sad to see the callous disregard that some people have fore helpless creatures. How would they feel if they got hit by a car and sustained serious and painful injuries, then a small group of people run over to them,, hold them up in different poses, taking pictures, then just let them lay there to die?

June 21 2013 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Being Chinese, I'm surprised they didn't offer to turn it into sushi as a show of gratitude to the locals.

June 21 2013 at 12:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What a contradiction , these fully grown men , who are supposed to be life guards protecting and serving what animal abuse ? So this group of adult men take this beautiful majestic intelligent creature out of the water and strike a pose , adult men clad in bikinis sic . The chinese pretending they are tourists when in fact they are Native Chinese life guards . Child like , in their behavior .While the grown women in the Donald duck tube stands moronically by having no motherly instincts to say stop.These grown men clearly not humane in any way strike narcissistic poses while the animal struggles to nose dive the man holds him very tight . The Chinese have never had a humane up bringing .They will eat anything .Their tastes include eating domestic animals ..Whats next ? Why don't they start eating the female children ? They are so quick to dispose of Frankly surprised they have not .

June 21 2013 at 12:01 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Idiots. Morons. All these guys probably then went home and brewed a tea of ground up rhino horn, desiccated tiger testicle, and shark fin powder to "enhance" their sexual attractiveness. When NOTHING could make these stinking no-teeth-brushing morons even remotely attractive.

June 21 2013 at 11:24 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Bruce Allan

Karma would be for an alien to do some medical experiments on the humanoid idiot.

June 21 2013 at 11:18 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Bruce Allan

Maybe some day some aliens will treat that tourist in the same way.

June 21 2013 at 11:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
deth as a simile

It's China. Did you really think the country with the most executions per year had any respect for life?

June 21 2013 at 11:18 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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