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Old 02-22-2014, 09:35 PM
 
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A group of tourists on a southern China beach interfered with the rescue of a dolphin in distress Sunday, even holding the animal out of the water to pose for photographs, before one lung collapsed and the dolphin died.

“Many tourists came up and asked to touch the dolphin, and some lifted it up to take photos while we were trying to save it,” Chen Zhongcheng, a lifeguard, told China Daily.
Sanya, China Dolphin Dies After Tourists Hold it Up for Photo | TakePart

According to the lifeguard, these people interfered with attempts to rescue the dolphin just so they could pose for pictures. People can be so thoughtless.




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Old 02-22-2014, 09:46 PM
 
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Stupid blithering idiots........ ILL TELL THEM WHERE TO STICK THAT CAMERA!!
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:07 PM
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Ya know, it's too bad no one held them UNDER the water for a photo.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:56 PM
 
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I'm surprised those dummies didn't try to eat it afterwards. Some people just deserve a kick to the head. And why were the rescuers not beating the Confucius out of those tourists.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:55 PM
 
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...don’t stand around posting photos to Facebook. The inhumanity is staggering.

“We’ll never know whether this dolphin was going to die anyway. But that does not take away the callousness of the swimmers, who thought more of themselves and looking macho than of helping a fellow creature,” laments Dr. Lori Marino, a leading neuroscientist and dolphin expert at Emory University and The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy. “They made this dolphin’s last minutes on Earth so much worse for him or her than they would have been otherwise. They should be ashamed.”
And severely prosecuted. Disgusting piles of excrement!
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:12 AM
 
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While the dolphin may have died anyway, the tourists were idiots and acted in a cruel and inhumane way. BUT, where were the lifeguards who were rescuing the dolphin. Why did they permit the tourists to interfere? The idiots could have filmed and taken photos of the rescue attempt.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:48 AM
 
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Though nothing has died as a direct result that I know of (yet), this is similar to the folks who want to "pet" the manatees in Florida and get close-up photos with them.

The article shows a more direct impact, but the indirect one is causing the animals to lose their fear of humans. A negative consequence of that - in the case of the manatees - is a higher rate of boat strikes.

It's too bad people don't consider the consequences before they try to get their "moment of zen" with a wild creature.

At least in the U.S., people doing this with a dolphin could be charged under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Given China's record on environmental protection, however, I'm not hopeful that anyone will be punished for this.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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Stupid blithering idiots........ ILL TELL THEM WHERE TO STICK THAT CAMERA!!
Boy, do I second that. Man oh man, does that make me mad.

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BUT, where were the lifeguards who were rescuing the dolphin. Why did they permit the tourists to interfere?
They were probably taking pictures too. If I were there, I certainly would have interfered.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:00 AM
 
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Given China's record on environmental protection, however, I'm not hopeful that anyone will be punished for this..
Another "let's bash China" thread. Go to West Virginia or North Carolina, and come back and tell us about America's record on environmental protection in 2014. Before you are so quick to paint all countries in the world either black or white according to your tabloid-fed prejudices..

There was a thread here a few weeks ago about Snowy Owls this winter in the northern states. Snowy owls are very conspicuous, they just sit all day out in the open, because they have not learned to fear humans. Very few of them ever return to the Arctic in the spring. Wanna know why? They are easy targets for smart alecks exercising their Second Amendment rights, in a culture that has such a spotless record on environmental protection. Whose culture do you blame for that?

Supposing there were no fish and game laws in the USA, and everyone could legally hunt or fish all they want, at any time and any place. Do you think Americans would restrain themselves and behave better than Chinese, with respect to the environment and nature's bounty? It's about laws, not about the culture. And America simply has laws that make us less free than the Chinese -- Americans who did that would be arrested and imprisoned, and we behave ourselves not from any good conscience, but for fear of the police. As you aptly pointed out.


All wild animals die a natural death in the wilderness. Why do we feel that we have to "rescue" those that have the bad luck to die within reach? While hunters and resource industries slaughter as many of the rest as they feel they can "justify". What does letting a dolphin die a natural death have to do with a nation's "record on environmental protection" .

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Old 03-04-2014, 07:41 AM
 
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lol leave it to asians to bring cameras into the water
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