Dolphin killed for selfies

dolphinselfieIn a gory incident, an endangered baby dolphin was killed on a beach in Argentina after it was mishandled by a group of people for taking out selfies. The dolphin was plucked from the water and passed around by beachgoers for petting and photos. The incident, which took place at the beach resort town of Santa Teresita, has drawn wide condemnation from animal lovers and activists.

La Plata dolphins — also known as Franciscana dolphins — are only found in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, and fewer than 30,000 of them remain in the wild. The only type of river dolphin to inhabit saltwater, Franciscana dolphins are categorized as “vulnerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species.

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